Govt to auction 3 mineral blocks in Feb, Mar

The government plans to auction three mineral blocks having reserves of 280.295 million tonne in the current and next month.

Of the mines to be auctioned, two are limestone blocks while one is graphite mine, according to latest data of mines ministry.

The limestone blocks in Chhattisgarh will go under the hammer on February 8 and February 11, while the graphite block in Jharkhand will be auctioned on March 2.

The notice inviting tender (NIT) of both the limestone blocks was out on October 6 last year, while in the case of graphite block the tender was out on December 25.

All the three blocks have no end-use reservation, the ministry said.