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PM to launch auction of commercial mining with 41 coal blocks on Thursday

Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi had earlier said that by allowing commercial mining, the government has completely opened up the sector for investments

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The commercial coal mining auction is completely different from the earlier regime of restricted sectors, use and price. Now there are no such restrictions at all. Photo: Shutterstock.com

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday launch the auction of coal mines for commercial mining via video conferencing at an event here. As many as 41 coal blocks will be put up on sale for commercial mining, according to sources.

The virtual auction event will be centred on the theme "Unleashing coal: New hopes for Atmanirbhar Bharat", the coal ministry said.

Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi had earlier said that by allowing commercial mining, the government has completely opened up the sector for investments.

Terming the commercial coal mining as one of the biggest-ever reforms in the sector to boost

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First Published: Jun 17 2020 | 4:35 PM IST

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