19 coal mines successfully auctioned: Pralhad Joshi

Union Coal and Mines Minister, Pralhad Joshi on November 09 told that 19 coal mines have been successfully auctioned. Joshi said, "38 coal mines were put on auction. September 25 was last day for purchase of tender document and September 29 was due date for tender bid. Total 76 bids were received for 23 mines of which 19 mines received two or more bids. This is very good response. Financial bidding will conclude today. We have successfully auctioned 19 mines of which 11 are open cast, 5 are underground and 3 are mixed."