India invites Australia to participate in commercial mining

New Delhi (Natural Energy News): Union Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Friday that India has invited Australia to participate in commercial coal mining and other strategic projects related to mines and minerals.

Keith Pitt, India's Coal and Mines Minister Joshi, in his meeting with the Australian Minister for Resources, discussed increasing cooperation in the strategic minerals sector.

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Joshi tweeted, "There was a virtual meeting with Mr. @keithjpittMP, Minister of Resources, Australia. We discussed enhancing strategic cooperation between organizations of the two countries on coal, critical and strategic minerals and related technologies."

He said in another tweet, "Australia invited to participate in a global tender for commercial mining, coal gasification and chemical projects and to bring new technology to these projects."

Joshi further said that he also discussed active cooperation in strategic minerals, especially lithium and cobalt, for EV dynamics.

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The government has started the auction process for coal blocks for commercial mining, a move that opens up India's coal sector to private players.

The Coal Ministry revised the list of mines for commercial mining this month and now 38 mines will be run on hammer strength instead of 41 earlier.

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