CUT TO PRESENT: 12 MINES IN NO-GO UP FOR AUCTION
The 41 mines announced for auctioning in June, 2020 include 12 categorised as NoGo in 2010. In Chhattisgarh, for instance, two of the four blocks in Mand-Raigarh coalfield and all three blocks in the Hasdeo-Arand coalfield were No-Go. In Jharkhand, three of the five blocks in the North Karanpur coalfield were marked No-Go. In Madhya Pradesh, two of the three blocks in the Singrauli coalfield were categorised as No-Go. One block each in Talcher coalfield of Odisha and Wardha Valley in Maharashtra also belong to this category. In fact, the government has been eyeing these coal blocks for a long time.