Auctioned mines in Jharkhand yet to start production: Goyal

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on January 20, 2018

None of the 21 coal mines in Jharkhand which were auctioned or allotted last year to companies including Essar Power, Hindalco, JSW Steel, SAIL and NTPC has started production awaiting clearances, Parliament was informed today.

“Twenty-one coal mines located in Jharkhand have been auctioned/allotted under the provisions of the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015 and the Rules made thereunder.

“However, none of the coal mines has commenced production of coal as various clearances are under progress,” Minister of State for Coal and Power Piyush Goyal said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

Published on February 25, 2016

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