Centre plans to auction six coking coal mines

The Centre plans to auction six coking coal blocks, a move that may help in augmenting the supply of the fuel used for steel-making, to cater to growing demand.

“The Coal Ministry will put on offer six coking coal blocks for captive purposes,” an official privy to the development said.

The entire demand of metallurgical coal, he said, is not met indigenously as the supply of high-quality coking coal in the country is limited. Thus, no option is left other than importing.

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