Chhattisgarh becomes first state to e-auction minor mineral
Posted on:14 Nov 2016 09:50:42
14 November 2016 Current Affairs GK: Chhattisgarh has become first state in the country to e-auction minor mineral mines.
The state government auctioned the Bharda dolomite mine located in Bilaspur district through the e-auction route. The mine having an estimated reserve of about 1.5 million tonnes is spread across 3.80 hectare area.
The state exchequer would get Rs 18 crore as auction money. Besides royalty of Rs 9 crore, the mine would contribute Rs 90 lakh to the district mineral fund (DMF). The company bagging the deal had been granted composite licence that includes prospecting licence (PL) and mining licence (ML).
Chhattisgarh is also first state to successfully conclude the first phase of non-coal mining auctions. The state government would get an additional Rs 4,413 crore over the life of lease in addition to royalty and district mineral foundation.
For the first time, the gold mine was also put up for auction in Chhattisgarh. The London-listed Vedanta Resources bagged the mine located in Baghmara (Sonakhan) in Balodabazar district.
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