#RajyaSabha Question #2403
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT RAJYA SABHA QUESTION NO 2403 ANSWERED ON 21.12.2015
About Mining operations in auctioned coal blocks
Will the Minister of COAL be pleased to satate :-
- (a) the details of coal blocks which have been auctioned by Government; and
- (b) the details of coal blocks out of those, which have gone into mining operations?
MINISTER OF STATE (I/C) FOR COAL, POWER, NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY, SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)
(a) The Central Government has so far successfully auctioned 31 coal mines under the provisions of the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015 and the Rules made thereunder. The details of the coal blocks auctioned are at Annexure.
(b) Of the 31 coal mines auctioned 17 mines were in Schedule II of the Act. Mining operations have commenced/mine opening permission granted in 7 coal mines viz. Talabira-I, Sarisatolli, Belgaon, Amelia North, Mandla North, Chotia and Gare Palma IV/4.