Odisha to auction 17 mining blocks during 2018-19 financial year

BHUBANESWAR: Union mines secretary Anil G Mukim on Friday stressed on auction of more mining blocks in Odisha.

Briefing reporters after a meeting with chief minister Naveen Patnaik here, the Union mines secretary said he was informed by the state government officials that around 17 to 18 mining blocks including iron ore blocks will be put for auction during the current financial year.

Odisha is the mining capital of the country. It contributes in a very substantive manner to the mining activity of the country. The state government is very proactive in mining auction process,” said Mukim. Read more

Courtesy: The Times of India