Commercial mining: Government launches ‘2nd attempt’ of auction process for 11 coal mines

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The Centre on Monday announced the launch of the “second attempt” of the auction process for 11 coal mines for commercial mining.

These were the mines that were offered in the first attempt launched on March 25 this year and had fetched single bids, the coal ministry said in a statement.

“The Nominated Authority of the Ministry of Coal has launched today the second attempt of auction process for eleven coal mines (4 mines under the Tranche 12 of CM(SP) Act and 7 mines under the Tranche 2 of MMDR Act) earmarked for sale of coal in accordance with the rules prescribed under these Acts,” the statement said.

Out of these 11 mines, six are fully explored and five are partially explored. The auction will be held online through a transparent two-stage process, on the basis of percentage revenue share.

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