Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Monday that the next tranche of commercial mine auctions would be unveiled this month and stressed that other cycles would continue thereafter.

Speaking at the signing ceremony for the agreement for commercial coal mining and the unveiling of a one-stop-shop demining system, he said commercial coal mining is now part of the system. . “The next tranche of commercial mining auctions would be launched in January 2021, and other tranches will continue thereafter,” the minister said.

The Minister of Coal said that the one-stop customs clearance portal is in the spirit of minimum government and maximum governance. It would be an important step for the ease of doing business in the coal sector of the country.

At present, around 19 major permits or authorizations are required before starting a coal mine in the country.

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