GMDC bags 2 coal blocks in Odisha

01 Mar 2023

Resource PSU On Monday, Gujarat Mining Development Corporation (GMDC) announced that, in the recently completed commercial mine auction, it had placed the highest bid for two coal blocks in Odisha. Both the Baitarani (West) block and the Burapahar block, both with a geological reserve of 548 million tonnes (MT), were awarded to the PSU after competitive bidding.

With this advancement, GMDC will be able to supply an additional 21 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of energy, according to a statement from the PSU.

In a statement, GMDC Managing Director Roopwant Singh stated, "We are dedicated to use our resources and expertise to develop these blocks to their utmost potential while guaranteeing the highest levels of safety and environmental sustainability.

According to GMDC, this expansion will enable the PSU to operate beyond of Gujarat's state borders. In a recent article, the New York Times reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is pursuing a new programme to combat climate change. The largest merchant supplier of lignite in the nation is GMDC.

Related Stories