by ajoy k. das

Kolkata December 4, 2018—The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has established 44 new coal blocks with estimated reserves of 25 billion tons across four eastern India states. Officials said that the coal blocks have been “notified” by the federal government and could possibly put up for allocation for private miners when the government decided to go ahead with such auction to user in private mining in coal sector, till now the domain of state-owned miners. Of the 44 blocks established, most were located in eastern state of West Bengal and once developed, it would offer a big boost to the economy of the eastern region, the officials said.
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