Odisha issues NIT to auction 11 mineral blocks

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has issued Notice Inviting Tender (NIT) for auction of 11 mineral blocks in the state. The 11 blocks include 7 Iron Ore mines, 2 Iron Ore & Manganese mines, 1 Iron Ore & Dolomite block and 1 Bauxite block.

The Iron Ore blocks are Nadidih, Pureibahal, Chandiposhi, Jumka Patriposhi Pahar, Dholtapathar, Netrabandha Pahar (West) and Gandhalpada Iron Ore block. Except Nadidih Iron Ore block (Expired Lease) , all other iron ore blocks are virgin blocks. The 2 Iron Ore & Manganese blocks are Nadidih and Teherai block and lease period of both the block have been expired. Smilarly virgin Karlapat Bauxite block and Kasia Iron Ore & Dolomite (lease expired) blocks will also be auctioned.

The auction will be held on electronic mode. The Odisha department of Steel and Mines has invited the financial bid in digital format only while the Technical bid has been invited through both digital and physical format.

The last date for purchase of Tender document is Augutst 19th and the last date for submission of the bid is August 24, 2021. The price of Tender document for each mineral block is Rs. 5 lakh.

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