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Coal Auctions

The National Democratic Alliance government has often claimed revolutionary success in introducing the auctioning of coal blocks. However, the auctions route accounts for less than one-sixth of the total coal reserves allocated by them. The rest has been allocated through the allotment route to government companies, which have gone on to sign mine developer-cum-operator contracts with private coal miners, opening up an opaque channel for back-door privatisation.
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