PTI reported that the Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation on has bagged the lease for mining coking coal from the Brahmadiha opencast block in Jharkhand. It is estimated that Brahmadiha has balance extractable reserves of 1.92 million tonnes of coking coal spread over a 105 hectare area. The actual mining of coking coal was expected to begin in two years.
A senior APMDC official told PTI "The Mining Plan is prepared for 0.15 million tonnes per annum, with a life of two years construction and 15 years production.But we plan to mine 0.50 million tonnes per annum over 5-6 years, including the project construction period.”
APMDC was the only government entity to emerge as the successful bidder among 14 others and Brahmadiha was the only coking coal mine offered