Auction of Coal Blocks
Fifty Four coal blocks with total Geological Reserves of about 18.22 Billion Tonnes (BT) are identified for allocation, out of which 16 blocks with 7.27 BT reserves for Govt. companies, 16 blocks with 8.16 BT for power sector companies selected through tariff based bidding and 22 blocks with 2.79 BT for companies selected through auction have been earmarked for allocation. These coal blocks are located in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
This information was given by the Minister of State of Coal, Shri Pratik Prakashbapu Patil in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.