Auction of Chitarpur coal mine in Jharkhand deferred

By Abha Manakatala - Wed Aug 12, 10:19 am

Representational Picture

Representational Picture

The auction of Chitarpur coal mine in Jharkhand was deferred today due to a court case.

The mine was scheduled for auction today with companies like Hindalco, JSPL and Vedanta in the fray after qualifying the technical bidding.

Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said there is no auction today “as the court has stayed the proceedings”.

“Consequent to hearing dated August 11, 2015 in writ petition (C) 7630/2015 (Kolkata Glass and Ceramics Pvt vs UOI) before the High Court of Delhi, the schedule for e-auction of Chitarpur coal mine shall be announced at a later date,” the government said.

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