Revenue Earned from Auction of Coal Blocks
Since the launch of Commercial Coal Mining auction in June 2020, auction process of 47 coal mines have been successfully conducted. Out of these 47 coal blocks, auction of 1 coal mine was cancelled since the preferred bidder did not comply with the conditions and vesting order has been issued for 27 coal mines. Only 2 coal mines located in state of Chhattisgarh have become operational and the revenue earned, including taxes and royalties, by Chhattisgarh Government from these 2 coal mines is about Rs.182 Crores.
The state-wise revenue from the coal mines for the next 10 years where the mining plan has been prepared ( i.e 22 mines) and vesting/ allocation order issued is estimated as under:-
|State||Number of Coal Mines||Projected Revenue over next 10 years (Rs. Cr.)|
Details of projected additional capacity over the next 10 years, year-wise for aforementioned coal blocks is as follows:-
|Financial Year||Projected additional capacity in MT*|
* The projected capacity has been estimated for mines which have already been vested and also have approved mine plan ( i.e 22 coal mines as 27 mines vested and 5 don’t have approved mine plan).
The cumulative peak rated capacity (PRC) for all the 46 auctioned coal mines is 101.04 MTPA. In accordance with the efficiency parameters specified in the CMDPA which are to be adhered by the Successful Bidders, time limit for obtaining the Mine Opening Permission is 66 months in case of mine where Geological Report (GR) is to be prepared (Partially Explored Mines) and 51 months in case of mines where GR is available (Fully Explored Mines). Upon obtaining the Mine Opening Permission, the bidders will have to follow the production schedule as approved, for achieving the PRC of the coal mine.
This information was given by the Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pralhad Joshi in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.