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Coal Ministry inks agreement with bidders of eight coal mines

Published: Sep 23, 2021

By TIOLCorplaws News Service

NEW DELHI, SEPT 23, 2021: TODAY, Ministry of Coal executed agreements with the eight successful bidders pursuant to the auction of second tranche of coal mines for commercial mining (Tranche 12 under CMSP Act and Tranche 2 under MMDR Act). While addressing the successful bidders, Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs, Mr Pralhad Joshi congratulated them for their successful participation in the auction process. The Minister stressed that the Government of India and the Ministry of Coal are on a continuous journey to reform the coal sector and unlock values for the nation's economy. The success of these auctions will help in further strengthening the vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat as it willhelp reduce India's coal imports, the Minister added. Eight coal mines have been successfully auctioned with the winning percentage of revenue share ranging from 6% to 75.5% with an average % revenue share of 30%.The electronic auction of these mines was conducted in the first week of August this year. SBI Capital Markets Limited, sole Transaction Advisor to Ministry of Coal for the Commercial coal mine auction, had devised the methodology and assisted Ministry in conduct of the auction. The mines for which these Coal Mine/ Block Production and Development Agreements were executed are Bhaskarpara, Burakhap Small Patch, Gondkhari, Jogeshwar& KhasJogeshwar, Rauta Closed Mine, Bhivkund, Jhigador and Khargaon. The Successful Bidders include Sunflag Iron & Steel Company Limited, South West Pinnacle Exploration Limited, Prakash Industries Limited, CG Natural Resources Private Limited, Adani Power Maharashtra Limited and Shreesatya Mines Pvt Ltd.