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Govt gets Rs 726 crore from auction of 31 coal blocks

The three round of mines auction were held last year after the Supreme Court in 2014 cancelled the allotment of 204 coal blocks

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Government has generated a of Rs 726 crore from the of 31 coal blocks, Parliament was informed Thursday.

"The actual generated till January 2016 only from of 31 coal mines under the provisions of the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015 is Rs 7,26,32,97,858 (provisional)," Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

The minister further said "the estimated which would accrue to the coal bearing states concerned from the allotment of 43 coal mines and of 31 coal mines during the life of mine/lease period is Rs 1,96,698 crore and Rs 1,48,276 crore respectively."

Goyal further said the fourth round of auctions for the non-regulated sector was cancelled in view of the prevalent market conditions which included sharp decline in e-price of coal from Coal India as well as the international FOB price of non-coking coal among other factors.

The three round of mines were held last year after the Supreme Court in 2014 cancelled the allotment of 204

First Published: Thu, March 03 2016. 17:35 IST
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