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Adani Enterprises Limited is almost certain to get the tender for the first coal import of Coal India. Adani Enterprises Limited of the country’s leading businessman Gautam Adani Group has bid at the lowest rate to import coal for Coal India.
Tender was floated by Coal India to import coal for power generation companies in India. In which the lowest bid for coal import was made by Adani’s company. According to sources associated with Coal India, Adani Enterprises has made a bid of Rs 4033 crore for import of 2.41 million tonnes of coal, while the lowest bid has been made by a company named Mohit Minerals at Rs 4182 crore.
After that, Chettinad Logistics had tendered Rs 4222 crore for import of coal from abroad. According to sources, this bid for tender related to coal import of Coal India was opened on Friday.
Let us tell you that to overcome the shortage of coal in the country, there is a plan to import coal from abroad and make it available to 7 public sector thermal power companies and 19 private power plants. According to reports, Adani Enterprises has been successful in winning tenders for several coal import projects for National Thermal Power Corporation between January and June.
Adani Group had sent its first consignment of coal from its Carmichael mine in December last year. Industry people say that Adani Enterprises is eyeing two e-tenders of Coal India, for this tender, the bid of six million tonnes is to be submitted by Tuesday.
However, Adani Enterprises and Coal India have not officially given any information about this yet. A source associated with Coal India has told that “The bids received so far for import of coal are being looked into and the process of getting approval from the board of Coal India for the same is going on.
Let us tell you that earlier it was said on behalf of Coal India Limited that a pre-bid meeting has been held with 11 importers and some foreign traders who have shown interest in importing coal. The Government of India wants to import coal into the country and make necessary stock of it in thermal power plants before the monsoon becomes fully functional in the country.
Let us tell you that during the rainy season, most of the coal mines in India get filled with water, due to which there are problems related to the supply of coal. At the same time, just after the monsoon, the demand for electricity increases in the agricultural sector in India and after the increase in cold, the demand for electricity also increases among the common people. In such a time, the Government of India had decided to import coal from abroad to ensure that people do not face any problem.