For the second spherical of bidding beneath the business coal public sale, the ministry of coal has acquired technical bids from 34 firms together with Vedanta Ltd, Balco, Hindalco, Sunflag Iron & Metal, Adani Energy and Adhunik Energy and many others. Many of the bidders are from metal and iron trade.
There are three state-owned firms which have additionally submitted bids, particularly Chhattisgarh Mineral Growth Company Ltd, Jhar Mineral Assets Pvt Ltd, MP Pure Assets Energy Ltd.
Highest variety of bids have been submitted by Sunflag Iron & Metal Firm and Aurbindo Realty. Burakhap Small Patch coal mine in Jharkhand acquired the best variety of bids of 5 amongst all mines.
Coal ministry has put 19 mines for public sale within the second spherical of the public sale. Out of the overall mines, 10 are absolutely explored, 9 are partially explored mines. There are 4 coking coal mines and the steadiness 15 mines are non-coking coal mines. Two or extra bids have been acquired for eight coal mines, coal ministry mentioned in its assertion.
The Centre in 2020 opened the coal mining sector with personal firms coming into the sector of economic mining and sale of coal – 47 years after coal mining was nationalised in India. It amended the Coal Mines (Particular Provisions) Act, 2015, in Could to open the coal public sale for non-mining, MSMEs and overseas firms. The 2-part public sale concluded in November when firms submitted bids for 19 out of the overall 38 coal blocks on supply.
Among the many successful bidders have been Adani Enterprises, Hindalco, Vedanta ltd, Essel Mining of the Aditya Birla Group, Jindal Metal & Energy ltd, and several other new and non-mining firms corresponding to Aurobindo Realty, Yazdani Worldwide, JMS Mining, and Boulder Stone Mart. Virtually 65 per cent bidders have been from the ‘non-end consumer’ class i.e they don’t seem to be direct coal consumer.
Put up this, the Centre determined to award mines for business use beneath rolling public sale. Pralhad Joshi, union minister for coal and mines in March this 12 months mentioned, “We’ll add a complete checklist of mines together with key technical knowledge and bidders can submit their preferences for the mines to be included within the subsequent tranche of public sale. This may be a steady course of and would end in expediting the public sale setup. Furthermore, it’s going to additionally assist bidders in planning higher and would additional improve transparency within the system.”
So as to maintain the curiosity of latest and small gamers intact, the coal ministry is providing solely small- and medium-sized coal mines within the second spherical. Many of the mines supplied have been evaluated to not fall in eco-sensitive zones, mentioned a senior official.
The bids submitted within the present spherical can be evaluated by a ‘Technical Analysis Committee’ and the technically certified bids can be allowed to participate in e-auction to be held on the platform of MSTC E-commerce.