Know what is the auction process of coal blocks in India


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Auction of coal blocks is a continuous process. As per the prescribed procedure, companies may apply as and when Notice Inviting Application/Notice Inviting Tender is published by the Nominated Authority/Ministry of Coal. Applications, if any, are considered as per the norms specified.

To achieve 1 BT coal production by FY 2024-25, the progress made so far by Coal India Ltd. (CIL) since April’ 2020 to June’ 2022 is as follows:

53 project reports including greenfield and expansion projects have been approved by CIL & its subsidiaries to create additional capacity of coal production. These projects will add additional capacity of about 278 Mty (million ton/ year) and projected to contribute additional production of about 102 Mt by FY 24-25.

Environmental Clearance granted for 60 proposals with an incremental capacity of 104.86 Mty.

Stage-I Forest Clearance granted for 09 proposals involving 934.96 Ha of forest land.

Stage-II Forest Clearance granted for 14 proposals involving 2580.68 Ha of forest land.

6966.87 Ha of land have been possessed.

06 First Mile Connectivity Projects of CHP/SILO have been commissioned with aggregate capacity of 82 Mty.

04 Rail Connectivity projects have been commissioned and 1 Rail Siding have been commissioned.

Rail Projects – Kharsia- Dharamjaigarh rail line of 87 Kms (CERL Ph-I) in Chhattisgarh has been commissioned, Lingaraj SILO to Deulbeda rail connectivity of 4.4 Km has been commissioned, Work of tripling of Tori- Shivpur rail link in Jharkhand started and Doubling of Jharsuguda- Barpali- Sardega rail link in Odisha started.

Work awarded for 06 MDO Projects with aggregate capacity of 96.74 Mty.

Details of coal mines Auctioned by Nominated Authority whose allocation is in force presently is given below:-

S. No.Name of Coal MineStateSuccessful Bidder / AllotteeEnd UseVesting order/ Allotment order date
1ChotiaChhattisgarhBharat Aluminium Company Ltd.NRS23-03-2015
2Gare Palma IV/4ChhattisgarhHindalco Industries Ltd.NRS23-03-2015
3Gare Palma IV/5ChhattisgarhHindalco Industries Ltd.NRS23-03-2015
4KathautiaJharkhandHindalco Industries Ltd.NRS23-03-2015
5Amelia NorthMadhya Pradesh(M.P.)Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd.Power23-03-2015
6BicharpurM.P.UltraTech Cement Ltd.NRS23-03-2015
7Sial GhoghriM.P.Reliance Cement Company Private Ltd.NRS23-03-2015
8BelgaonMaharashtraSunflag Iron and Steel Company Ltd.NRS23-03-2015
9Talabira‐I*OdishaGMR Chhattisgarh Energy Ltd.Power23-03-2015
10SarisatolliWest BengalCESC Ltd.Power23-03-2015
11Trans DamodarWest BengalThe Durgapur Projects Ltd.Power23-03-2015
12Marki Mangli IIIMaharashtraB.S. Ispat Ltd.NRS17-04-2015
13Gare Palma Sector IV/8ChhattisgarhAmbuja Cements Ltd.NRS22-04-2015
14DumriJharkhandHindalco Industries Ltd.NRS22-04-2015
15Ganeshpur*JharkhandGMR Chhattisgarh Energy Ltd.Power22-04-2015
16LohariJharkhandAraanya Mines Private Ltd.NRS22-04-2015
17MeralJharkhandTrimula Industries Ltd.NRS22-04-2015
18MoitraJharkhandJSW Steel Ltd.NRS22-04-2015
19Nerad MalegaonMaharashtraIndrajit Power Private LtdNRS22-04-2015
20Marki Mangli-IMaharashtraTopworth Urja and Metals Ltd.NRS30-09-2015
21Ardhagram*West BengalOCL Iron and Steel Ltd.*NRS14-07-2016
22BikramM.P.Birla Corp. Ltd.NRS10-02-2020
23BrahampuriM.P.Birla Corp. Ltd.NRS10-02-2020
24JamkhaniOdishaVedanta Ltd.NRS10-02-2020
25Jaganathpur BWest BengalPowerplus Traders Pvt. Ltd.NRS13-02-2020
26BrahmdihaJharkhandAPMDCLSale of Coal02-03-2021
27Rajhara North (Central & Eastern)JharkhandFairmine Carbons Private Ltd.-do-03-03-2021
28UrmaPaharitolaJharkhandAurobindo Reality And Infrastructure Private Ltd.-do-03-03-2021
29ChaklaJharkhandHindalco Industries Ltd.-do-03-03-2021
30Urtan NorthM.P.JMS Mining Private Ltd.-do-03-03-2021
31Sahapur WestM.P.Sarda Energy And Minerals Ltd.-do-03-03-2021
32Sahapur EastM.P.Chowgule And Company Private Ltd.-do-03-03-2021
33UrtanM.P.JMS Mining Private Ltd.-do-03-03-2021
34DhirauliM.P.Stratatech Mineral Resources Private Ltd.-do-03-03-2021
35BandhaM.P.EMIL Mines And Mineral Resources Ltd.-do-03-03-2021
36Marki Mangli-IIMaharashtraYazdani International Private Ltd.-do-03-03-2021
37Takli-Jena-Bellora (North) & Takli-Jena-Bellora (South)MaharashtraAurobindo Reality And Infrastructure Private Ltd.-do-03-03-2021
38Radhikapur EastOdishaEMIL Mines and Mineral Resources Ltd.-do-03-03-2021

39Radhikapur WestOdishaVedanta Ltd.-do-03-03-2021
40Gare Palma IV/7ChhattisgarhSarda Energy and Minerals Ltd.-do-08-03-2021
41Gare Palma IV/1ChhattisgarhJindal Power Ltd.-do-08-03-2021
42GondulparaJharkhandAdani Enterprises Ltd.-do-08-03-2021
43Kuraloi (A) NorthOdishaVedanta Ltd.-do-03-09-2021
44BhaskarparaChhattisgarhPrakash Industries Ltd.-do-18-11-2021
45JhigadorChhattisgarhCG Natural Resources Private Ltd.-do-18-11-2021
46KhargaonChhattisgarhCG Natural Resources Private Ltd.-do-18-11-2021
47Jogeshwar & Khas JogeswarJharkhandSouth West Pinnacle Exploration Ltd.-do-18-11-2021
48Rauta ClosedJharkhandShreesatya Mine Private Ltd.-do-18-11-2021
49-50Gotitoria (East) & (West)M.P.Boulder Stone Mart Pvt. Ltd.-do-18-11-2021
51GondkhariMaharashtraAdani Power Maharashtra Ltd.-do-18-11-2021
52BhivkundMaharashtraSunflag Iron and Steel Company Ltd.-do-18-11-2021

Coal Mining Capacity in Last Three Years

The details of Coal mining capacity in the country since the last three years are as below:

(in Mt)

Coal PSUs2019-202020-212021-22
Captive/ Commercial Mines125.57149.07161.13


After the launch of commercial mining scheme in June 2020, all mines are allocated under commercial mining scheme of auction. However, before launch of commercial mining scheme, end use details of 85 allocated mines are as under:

Mode of AllocationEnd Use “Power”End Use “NRS”Old Scheme of commercial mining allotted to PSU


Allotment of a mine of a respective grade is made as per requirement and availability of quality grade. Further, as per provisions contained in the Allotment Agreement signed between the Government and Allottee, Allottee has to adhere to the timelines provided in the Agreement for different milestones including Mine Opening Permission which are monitored by the Government.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pralhad Joshi


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