Odisha Govt Invites Fresh Bids For Auctioning Of 20 Mineral Blocks

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Friday issued a notification inviting fresh bids for grant of mining lease for a total of 20 mineral blocks of Iron Ore & Manganese in the State.

As per the notification issued by Directorate of Mines Steel & Mines Department, Government of Odisha, the last date for the purchase of tender document after payment of tender fee is December 30, 2019 and the last date for submission of the bid is January 3, 2020.

The prospective bidder who had purchased tender documents for a particular mineral block in response to the earlier notice on October 4, can avail the fresh tender document of such a block without paying the tender fee of Rs five lakh, the notification mentioned.

Out of the 20 mineral blocks, 12 are iron ore blocks, six are iron ore and manganese and two are manganese blocks.

It may be mentioned here that the previous bidding process was annulled last month after it came to the notice that some companies had adopted unfair means while applying for the bidding, thereby violating the Mining Tender Act.

Here is the list of 20 Mineral Blocks to be auctioned

S.

No.

Block Name Mineral Concession

Type

1 Gorumahisani Iron Ore Block Iron Ore Mining Lease
2 Badampahar Iron Ore Block Iron Ore Mining Lease
3 Jajang Iron Ore Block Iron Ore Mining Lease
4 Nadidih Iron Ore Block (BICO) Iron Ore Mining Lease
5 Balda Iron Ore Block Iron Ore Mining Lease
6 Nuagaon Iron Ore Block Iron Ore Mining Lease
7 Thakurani Iron Ore Block Iron Ore Mining Lease
8 Jilling – Langalota Iron Ore Block Iron Ore Mining Lease
9 Jaribahal Iron Ore Block Iron Ore Mining Lease
10 Roida II Iron Ore Block Iron Ore Mining Lease
11 Jururi Iron Ore Block Iron Ore Mining Lease
12 Ganua Iron Ore Block Iron Ore Mining Lease
13 Katasahi Manganese Block Manganese Mining Lease
14 Kanther-Koira Manganese Block Manganese Mining Lease
15 Nadidih Iron Ore and Manganese

Block (FEEGRADE)

Iron Ore & Manganese Mining Lease
16 Teherai Iron Ore and Manganese

Block

Iron Ore & Manganese Mining Lease
17 Kolmong Iron Ore and Manganese

Block

Iron Ore & Manganese Mining Lease
18 Siljora – Kalimati Iron Ore &

Manganese Block

Iron Ore & Manganese Mining Lease
19 Narayanposhi Iron Ore & Manganese

Block

Iron Ore & Manganese Mining Lease
20 Mahulsukha Iron Ore & Manganese

Block

Iron Ore & Manganese Mining Lease

 

The Government of Odisha reserves the following mineral blocks for Specified End Use for the production/ manufacture of sponge iron and/or pig iron and/or steel and/or pellets:

  1. Thakurani Iron Ore Block
  2. Jaribahal Iron Ore Block
  3. Roida II Iron Ore Block
  4. Ganua Iron Ore Block
  5. Narayanposhi Iron Ore & Manganese Block

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