The ministry had launched the 2nd tranche of the auction of coal mines for commercial mining on March 25, 2021.
Adani Group-led Adani Power Maharashtra won Gondkhari mine with 98.71MT global reserves and Rs122.83cr annual revenue generated.
Adani's second firm CG Natural Resources won Chhattisgarh-based Jhigador mine with 250MT geological reserves.
The total geological reserves of the mines put up for auction on Day 1 are ~432 MT. Of the three mines on auction, the Gondkhari coal mine is explored while the other two coal mines i.e. Jhigador and Jogeshwar & KhasJogeshwar are partially explored.
The e-auction process for all the mines will be completed by August 04, 2021.