Seems like Singereni is still in ‘Private’ threat. The central government has been paying zero attention to the numerous protests held by the workers and employees. Recently, the Center has announced the auctioning of 99 coal blocks to be auctioned across the country in four installments.
The auction will be held in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra, and Telangana. Although it is not yet clear which blocks in Telangana are being prepared for auction, it seems certain that there is a threat to Singareni.
The Center is currently inviting tenders for the auction of four Singareni blocks. Against which the Singareni employees held protests. However, the employees heaved a sigh of relief as tenders were not received for three blocks.
But in the meantime, the announcement that the blocks will be auctioned off again is causing concern among the workers. BMS leaders recently urged Union Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi and Union Minister Kishan Reddy to withdraw from the auction of mines.
The governments of Gujarat, Odisha, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh have been in talks with the Center to exclude their states from the coal auction. The workers feel that it would be better to implement the same strategy in the case of Singareni as well.