October 1, 2018 / 11:20 AM / 2 months ago

India gets $810 million investment in exploration licensing round: minister

India's Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan speaks at a road show organised by the Directorate General of Hydrocarbon (DGH) in Mumbai, India, October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has received investments worth 59 billion rupees ($810 million) in its latest oil and gas exploration licensing round, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday.

India would offer 14 oil and gas blocks in the next licensing round, Oil Secretary M. M. Kutty said.

($1 = 72.83 rupees)

Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu and Adrian Croft

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