Under Non-Regulated Sector (NRS) linkage auction policy of 15 February, 2016, steel sector consumers are offered linkages in auction of Steel (coking) sub-sector. In the three tranches of NRS linkage auction by Coal India Limited (CIL), about 7 Million Tonnes per Annum (MTPA) coal linkages were offered against which linkages for 0.22 MTPA were booked by the consumers under this sub-sector.

In the three tranches of NRS linkage auction by CIL, about 16.59 MTPA coal linkages were offered to Sponge Iron sector consumers against which linkages for 8.88 MTPA were booked by the consumers under this sub-sector. During Tranche IV NRS linkage auction, a quantity of about 6.37 MTPA of coal was booked against an offer of 7.27 MTPA.