The concise report covers the recent developments in the policy framework in India and the proposed auction process for the coal blocks based on the position existing on 15th December 2014. The first phase of auctions is likely to take place in February 2015 in which 101 coal blocks will be up for auction/allocation. The report covers the state-wise detailed profiling of each of the 204 coal blocks up for auctioning and allotment. Each coal block has been profiled based on the extensive research on parameters such as location, geology, exploration details and other critical information. In addition, the report also captures the potential market for commercial mining in case of each block by mapping of coal based power plants within 200 km radius from each block.
This report thus provides the initial information to interested companies to undertake a high value internal evaluation ahead of the allocation and auction process. Coverage of all the 204 coal blocks provides additional advantage of obtaining full picture of available coal blocks and prepare the business approach for subsequent rounds of auctioning / allocations