107 applications for allotment of 43 mines
The Coal Ministry on Sunday received 107 applications from PSUs like NTPC, SAIL, DVC and NLC for allocation of 43 coal blocks to be given to state-run firms.
“107 applications were received for 43 coal blocks for allocation to government entities,” Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said in a tweet.
The Palma II mine in Chhattisgarh got nine applications, the highest for a single block.
“The allotment process for 43 coal mines to government companies started on February 18...Maximum number of applications has been received for Gare Palma sector II coal mine,” an official release said.
The companies which have applied for Gare Palma II mine in Chhattisgarh, include NTPC, Singareni Collieries Company Ltd, Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation and Gujarat State Electricity Corporation.