News Brief | November 2015
Non-power consumers to take part in CILs auctions
The non-power consumers of coal, which have been receiving supplies on an ad hoc basis from Coal India, will now have to participate in the miner´s coal auctions, which will be on the same lines as spot e-auctions, according to a senior executive. Coal consumers primarily in the cement and steel sectors had been allotted coal blocks and were being supplied by CIL till the time their blocks were to start production. However, even after the SC last year cancelled all coal blocks allotted by the government saying they were illegal, these companies continued to receive the same quantity of coal.
According to sources, it was recently decided that coal supplies to them will stop and these companies will now have to buy coal through auctions in which other non-power consumers can also participate.