Opening Of Technical Bids For Auction Of Coal Mines Under Commercial Mining

Six Public Sector Undertakings Submit Bids

The auction process of 141 coal/lignite mines for sale of coal was launched by the Nominated Authority, Ministry of Coal on November 03, 2022. The last date of submission of Technical Bid for all the coal was January 30, 2023. As part of the auction process, Technical Bids comprising of online and offline bid documents were opened here today (January 31, 2023) in the presence of the bidders.

The online bids were decrypted and opened electronically in the presence of the bidders. Subsequently, sealed envelopes containing offline bid documents were also opened in the presence of bidders. Entire process was displayed on screen for the bidders.

A total of 96 bids were received under two tranches of commercial coal mine auctions. This is the highest ever bids received since the launch of commercial coal mines’ auction launch by the Prime Minister in June 2020. This note-worthy interest from the bidders has showed that reform process initiated by the Ministry is very popular with the stakeholders.

Under sixth tranche of auctions, a total of 86 bids both online and offline were received against 32 coal mines and three bids were received only offline but not online, and two or more bids have been received for 25 coal mines i.e. 79 bids (both online and offline) against 25 coal mines and 7 coal mines have received single bids (both online and offline). Of these 32 coal mines, 10 coal mines are partially explored whereas 22 are fully explored. The cumulative PRC of the fully explored coal mines is 85.62 MTPA and 31 coal mines are non-coking coal mines whereas one is coking coal mine.

Under 2nd attempt of fifth tranche, a total of 8 coal mines were put up for auction and 10 bids have been received against four coal mines where two or more bids have been received for two coal mines and single bids have been received for two coal mines. All these four coal mines are fully explored coal mines and 2 coal mines are coking coal mines and 2 are non-coking coal mines. The PRC of these 4 coal mines is 4.34 MTPA.

It is also pertinent to note that a total of six public sector companies had submitted the bids in the ongoing round of commercial coal mines’ auction as well. Mine-wise list of bids received is appended below:

Sl NoName of Coal MineTrancheNo of Bids (Both Online and Offline)
1Arjuni (Western Part)6th Tranche3
2Arjuni East6th Tranche4
3Baitarni West6th Tranche2
4-5Banai Bhalumuda6th Tranche5
6Binja6th Tranche3
7Burakhap Small Patch6th Tranche3
8Burapahar6th Tranche4
9Chhendipada6th Tranche3
10Dahegaon Gowari6th Tranche2
11Gare Palma Sector I (East)6th Tranche3
12-13Gare Palma Sector IV/2 and IV/36th Tranche15
14Gawa (Western Part)6th Tranche1
15Gondbahera Ujheni6th Tranche3
16Kalambi Kalmeshwar (Eastern Part)6th Tranche1
17Kalambi Kalmeshwar (Western Part)6th Tranche2
18Khagra Joydev6th Tranche2
19Mandla North6th Tranche2
20Marwatola VI6th Tranche3
21Marwatola VII6th Tranche4
22Namchik Namphuk6th Tranche6
23North Dhadu (Eastern Part)6th Tranche1
24North Dhadu (Western Part)6th Tranche1
25North West of Madheri6th Tranche2
26Panchbahani6th Tranche1
27Parbatpur Central6th Tranche2
28Patal East (Eastern Part)6th Tranche2
29Purunga6th Tranche2
30Riri Lignite6th Tranche1
31Sakhigopal B Kankili6th Tranche2
32Sattupalli Block III6th Tranche1
33Choritand Tiliaya2nd Attempt – 5th Tranche1
34Datima2nd Attempt – 5th Tranche5
35Dongeri Tal II2nd Attempt – 5th Tranche3
36Sitanala2nd Attempt – 5th Tranche1

A total of 59 companies have submitted their bids (both online and offline) in the auction process as per the following list:

Sr. NoName of the BidderNo of Bids Submitted
 Thriveni Earthmovers Pvt Ltd1
 Ganga Khanij Pvt Ltd1
 Ambuja Cements Limited3
 Rama Cement Industries Pvt Ltd2
 Shri Bajrang Power and Ispat Ltd.1
 Ultratech Cement Ltd2
 Shreesatya Mines Private Limited2
 NLC India Limited2
 Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Limited9
 Jindal Power Limited3
 Raigarh Natural Resources Ltd3
 JSW Steel Limited5
 Dwivedi Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd2
 Rungta Metals Pvt Ltd2
 Assam Mineral Development Corporation Limited6
 JISL Irrigation Pvt Ltd1
 Bull Mining Pvt Ltd2
 Hirakund Natural Resources Ltd2
 NTPC Limited1
 Rungta Sons Private Limited2
 Jindal Steel and Power Limited1
 Gangaramchak Mining Private Limited1
 Jagannath Coporation Projects Pvt Ltd1
 Power Mech Projects Ltd2
 Siddhi Vinayak Power and Steel Pvt Ltd1
 Shyam Sel and Power Limited2
 MB Power (Madhya Pradesh) Limited1
 SG Air Travel Pvt Ltd1
 Sudha Bio Power Pvt Ltd1
 Kineta Global Limited1
 OPG Power Generation Pvt Ltd1
 Essar Constructions India Ltd1
 Bharat Aluminium Company Limited1
 Cavill Mining Private Limited2
 MP Natural Resources Pvt Ltd1
 Samlok Industries Pvt Ltd1
 Orissa Metallurgical Industry Pvt Ltd1
 MSP Mines and Minerals Limited1
 Winbuiild Metals Pvt Ltd1
 Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited1
 Mahavir Coal Resources Pvt Ltd2
 Inspire Construction and Coal Pvt Ltd1
 JSW Cement Limited1
 Platinum Alloys Private Limited1
 Arunachal Pradesh Power Corporation Pvt Ltd1
 Star Cement Limited1
 Coal Pulz Pvt Ltd1
 Prachi Infra and Roads Pvt Ltd1
 Damodar Valley Corporation2
 MH Natural Resources Private Limited1
 Vedanta Limited1
 RCR Steel Works Pvt Ltd1
 CG Natural Resources Pvt Ltd1
 Sri Avantika Contractors (I) Ltd1
 Krishery Private Limited1
 Shree Cement Limited1
 Duroplas (India) Pvt Ltd1
 Sauhard Properties Pvt Ltd1
 Total Bids96

The bids will be evaluated by a multi-disciplinary Technical Evaluation Committee and Technically Qualified Bidders would be shortlisted for participation in the electronic auction, to be conducted on MSTC portal.

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