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Odisha resumes online auctions, invites bids for seven mineral blocks

The deadline for the purchase of the tender document is September 11

Merchant mining leases lapsing by March 2020 may get three-year extension

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BS Reporter Bhubaneswar
Odisha, which drew a blank in the last fiscal in auctions of mineral blocks, has revived the process with the issue of a Notice Inviting Tender (NIT) for seven blocks- five freehold deposits and two chromite blocks lapsing by March 31, 2020.

The state directorate of mines has invited financial and technical bids in respect of four limestone blocks- Pipalmunda, Khatkurbahal (North), Behera Banjipali andn Garramura, one graphite block- Jagdalpur and two lapsable chromite deposits- Saruabil and Kamarda. Presently, the chromite blocks are under the leasehold of B C Mohanty and Misrilall Mines, both merchant miners with their leases headed for

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 10:05 PM IST

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