The Ministry of Coal has launched eighth round of auctions for commercial coal mines marking further significant leap in the coal sector and taking a step forward, towards making India Atmanirbhar in coal.
A total of 39 mines will be put on sale in the eighth round of commercial coal mines auction. In this round, a total of 35 coal mines will be available, with 11 falling under the CM (SP) Act 2015 and 24 under the MMDR Act 1957. Among these, 14 coal mines have undergone full exploration, while 21 have undergone partial exploration. Additionally, there are four coal mines offered in the second attempt of round seven of commercial coal, comprising one CMSP coal mine and three MMDR coal mines. Among these, one is fully explored, and three are partially explored.