The revision in the list includes addition of three blocks Dolesara, Jarekela and Jharpalam-Tangarghat (in Chhattisgarh) and withdrawal of five blocks — Morga South, Fatehpur, Madanpur (North), Morga-II and Sayang (in Chhattisgarh).
Coal India Ltd (CIL) had allocated 6.65MT of coal in April-June period of the last fiscal, according to coal ministry data.
Coal India Ltd (CIL) had supplied 119.5MT of dry-fuel in the April-June period of the previous fiscal, according to a latest report by the Coal Ministry.
The virtual auction event will be centred on the theme "Unleashing coal: New hopes for Aatmanirbhar Bharat", the coal ministry said.
The ministry had started allotment process for 15 coal mines for various specified end-use such as in power and iron & steel sectors.
The ministry had initiated the auction process for 27 coal mines for non-regulated sectors previously.
The minister said last year India imported 235 million tonne of coal and the forex outflow was Rs 2.71 lakh crore.
The ministry has started the process of auctioning 27 mines and allotment of 15 coal mines, and the process is likely to be completed by November
The basic premise of amending the Act is to revamp the system of getting clearances in the mining sector and this is one way to plug the gaps.
While in the early stages, the proposal is being studied by the company and Coal Ministry.
The ministry, however, stressed that it expects power plants to lift their requirement in time to avoid any shortage which was witnessed last year after the rainy season.
The company was replying to the clarification sought by the bourses on media reports regarding coal shortage faced by Nalco.
Over missing files, the government, then led by the UPA, had incurred the wrath of the Court when the Ministry was asked in 2013 if it was "an attempt to destroy records" to impede the CBI investigation.
The move is expected to have limited impact on coal volumes initially as the power plants were in any case procuring the fuel from Coal India.
The coal ministry will very soon seek Cabinet approval for a proposed policy that will ensure surplus availability of coal for power plants across the country, a top official said today.
The coal ministry will soon seek the Cabinet's approval for the auction of coal linkages for the power sector.
As steel companies feeling the heat from surge in coking coal prices, the Steel Ministry has approached Coal Ministry to seek availability of metallurgical coal on long-term basis, a top official said.
The Coal Ministry had earlier issued a show-cause notice to Reliance Power, seeking reasons for delays in developing coal mines allocated for Tilaiya UMPP.
The coal ministry had earlier announced that it had advanced the date for going totally digital from November 1 to October 16, a move aimed at bringing in more efficiency and transparency.
In line with the Centre's ambitious 'Digital India' initiative, the Coal Ministry had earlier announced that it has decided to move all papers and documents in digital format, a move aimed at bringing more efficiency and transparency.
"Date for going totally digital in Coal Ministry advanced from 1st Nov to 16th Oct. All files & papers to move in digital format," Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said in a tweet.
The other blocks on offer are Behraband North Extn block in Madhya Pradesh having reserves of 174.87 MT and North Kathara Ph-I and Ph-II UG mine in Jharkhand with reserves of 305 MT.
Among other ministries, the HRD Ministry had also said it is working to ensure that degrees and certificates are given to students in digital format from the 2017 academic session onwards.
Coal Ministry officials are "apprehensive" of implementing an e-office project due to the CBI probe into the alleged coal blocks allocation scam, a senior government official said today.
"The Steel Ministry wants more availability of coking coal for steel plants of SAIL and RINL. As a result, Steel Secretary Aruna yesterday met Coal Secretary Anil Swarup," an official said.