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Govt extends deadline of applications for allotting coal mines

January 31, 2013 Leave a comment

The Ministry of Coal has extended the last date for receipt of applications for allotting 17 coal mines to public sector firms.

The Ministry has extended the last date of receipt of applications for allocation of 17 coal blocks to the Government companies/undertakings to 8 February 2013 from 30 January 2013. The coal blocks have estimated reserves of 8.45 billion tonne. The blocks included Jilga-Barpali, Baisi, Banai, Bhalmunda, Kente and Kerwa in Chhattisgarh; Gowa, Pachwara South and Kalyanpur-Badalpara in Jharkhand; Mahajanwadi in Maharashtra; Kundanali-Laburi, Sarapal-Nuapara, Tentuloi, Chandrabila and Brahamani in Orissa; Gandbahera-Uhhenia block in Madhya Pradesh and Deocha-Pachami-Dewanganj-Harinsingha in West Bengal.

It had invited proposals from PSUs for allotment of mines to them, mostly for captive power plants in December 2012. The process of allocation of mines were initiated under the amended provisions of MMDR (Mines and Mineral Development and Regulation) Act and Rules framed thereunder. In the first round, the Government proposes to allocate coal blocks to the government companies, central and state, for specific end use (power) and coal mining.

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Eight companies evince interest in coal mining in Angul

March 18, 2010 Leave a comment

The Orissa Government has received proposals from eight companies interested in undertaking coal mining in Angul district.

The state government has issued terms and conditions for mining operation in favour of four companies. They are Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL), Monnet Ispat and Energy, Utkal Coal and Kalinga Mines.

Meanwhile, the proposals of four others are under process. They are NALCO, Tata Sponge Iron, Bhushan Steel and Mandakini Coal.

JSPL has signed an MoU with the state for establishment of a six million tpa steel plant. Similarly, Monnet Ispat has also inked MoU for setting up a 0.25 million tpa steel plant.

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