Vedanta, Adani in race for coal block auction
Companies like Vedanta, Jindal Steel and Power, Adani Enterprises, Hindalco Industries and JSW Steel are in the race for the first-ever auction of 19 coal blocks for commercial mining, which will begin from Monday.
The auction, under which 19 coal blocks will go under the hammer, will continue for eight days (from November 2-9), according to the latest calendar for electronic auction of the coal ministry.
On Monday, electronic auction will be held for five coal blocks — Chakla, Jharkhand; Marki Mangli-II, Maharashtra; Radhikapur (West), Odisha; Takli-Jena-Bellora (North) & TakliJena-Bellora (South), Maharashtra, and Urtan, Madhya Pradesh. Companies like Hindalco Industries and Adani Enterprises will be vying for Chakla coal block in Jharkhand on Monday. In case of Radhikapur (West) coal block in Odisha, companies like Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) and Vedanta Ltd are in the race. With regard to Marki Mangli-II block in Maharashtra, Yazdani International Pvt Ltd, Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Ltd and Refex Industries Ltd will be competing against each other. Aurobindo Reality and Infrastructure Pvt Ltd and Sunflag Iron and Steel Company Ltd are in the race for Takli-Jena-Bellora (North) and TakliJena-Bellora (South) coal block in Maharashtra.