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India Moving Away From Coal Slowly, Considerable Progress By States: Study

While Indian national politics have hesitated to engage in discussion on moving away from coal for multiple reasons, progress is being made at the sub-national level, with several states considering pivoting away from new coal.

India Returning To Normal Business Activity; Consumption, Demand Rising: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said business activity in India is fast returning to normal levels with consumption and demand approaching pre-COVID levels as visible in macro data on power, fuel and other consumption. India faced a recession-like scenario after a national lockdown was imposed on March 25 to curb spread of […]

FM Sitharaman Announces Major Reforms In Coal Mining, 50 Blocks To Be Offered Soon

New Delhi: Speaking to the media here on Saturday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced major reforms in the mining of minerals through a seamless composite exploration-cum-production regime. FM Nirmala Sitharaman said to introduce competition, transparency and the private sector participation in the coal sector, the government would go for the revenue sharing mechanism instead of […]

CIL Starts Buying Coal From OCPL's Captive Block In Odisha

Kolkata: In a first of its kind, Coal India Limited (CIL) has started buying 6,000 tonnes per day from the Manoharpur captive mine of OCPL, owned by the Odisha government, an official said on Monday. Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India, and Odisha Coal and Power Limited (OCPL) have entered into an […]

Eating food cooked on wood, coal may impair your lungs

New York: Love to eat food cooked on the barbecue? Beware, it is associated with increased risk of respiratory illness or death, researchers warned. Compared to those who used electricity or gas, chronic and acute respiratory disease hospitalisations or deaths were 36 per cent higher among those who used wood or coal for cooking, researchers, […]

Naveen invites steel makers to set up plants in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today called upon Asian steel makers to set up shop in the state making use of the rich resources like iron ore, coal, chrome and other minerals that are on offer. “I invite the steel producers to set up their industries in Odisha with the best possible facilitation by […]

GAIL to set up India's 1st coal-to-gas conversion plant in Odisha

New Delhi: India’s first plant to convert coal to synthetic gas is to be set up in Odisha under the supervision of state-run gas transmission utility GAIL, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday. Addressing industry chamber FICCI on the domestic production potential of hydrocarbons, the Minister said the synthetic gas was expected to be cheaper […]

Coal India hike prices

Kolkata: The Coal India board on Tuesday approved non-coking coal price hike for both power and non-power consumers. The price increase is expected to push the miner’s revenue up by Rs 1,956 crore for the remaining period of the current fiscal. The price revision is effective from Tuesday and the projected incremental annual revenue would […]

CIL's coal production grows 13% in October so far

Kolkata: Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Friday said its production grew by 13 per cent in October so far and the growth in coal dispatch to power sector was around 22 per cent till Thursday. “Union Coal Minister (Piyush Goyal) complimented the employees of CIL for their diligence and perseverance for achieving 10.1 per cent […]

Coal India to incur Rs 8,500 cr capital expenditure in 2017-18

Kolkata: Coal India Ltd (CIL), which produces 84 per cent of the country’s total output of the mineral, has planned to invest Rs 8,500 crore as capital expenditure in 2017-18, its latest annual report said. “The capital expenditure for the year 2017-18 has been set at (Rs) 8,500 crore,” the miner said in its annual […]

MCL produces over 139 million tonne of coal

Bhubaneswar: Of the total 139.2 million tonne of coal produced by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), 92.48 per cent of dry fuel were lifted through environment friendly surface miners. The coal produced by MCL through surface miners mostly feed to power plants across the country, an official release said adding that MCL was the first company […]

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Trump signs order overhauling Obama's attempts to slow climate change

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at tackling global warming. The order seeks to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels. As part of the roll-back, Trump […]

Centre rejects Odisha’s demand for coal royalty hike

Bhubaneswar: Rejecting Odisha demand for a hike in coal royalty, the Center today said that there will be no increase in the royalty in the current situation. Briefing media persons after a meeting with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here, Union Coal secretary Anil Swarup said that to increase royalty on a […]

Economic blockade in Talcher enters second day

Talcher: The economic blockade called by Talcher Suraksha Manch demanding fulfillment of a 12-point charter of demands entered the second day on Tuesday. According to sources, the blockade has adversely affected coal production at all mines of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL). Transportation of coal to Nalco and NTPC has also come to a halt due […]

Odisha seeks royalty hike on coal, share from Clean Environment Cess

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase royalty on coal and release 60 per cent share of Clean Environment Cess to coal-bearing states

Fire at MCL’s Lingaraj coal stockyard

Bhubaneswar: A major fire which broke out at the Lingaraj stockyard of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) has ravaged coal worth lakhs of rupees. Sources said, the fire which was noticed by labourers of the stockyard three days back, is yet to be brought under control. “The MCL is busy celebrating mines safety week and thousands […]

Odisha, CoalMin to ink pact for coal evacuation

New Delhi: The Coal Ministry is expected to sign a pact on Monday with railways and the Odisha government to implement projects for evacuation of fuel, a top official today said. “MoU (memorandum of understanding) to be signed on 20th of April between the Coal and Railway (ministries) and Odisha government to implement railway projects […]

Coal auction: Allotment order to new operators to include clearances

In what was the first working of the new transparent regime of coal allocations, the central government in a meeting today with successful auction bidders decided that most clearances required to start mining would be would be incorporated in the "vesting order" transferring rights to the new owner

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Coal auctions Day 4: Jaypee Group wins MP mine

On the fourth day of auctions here today for schedule III category mines whose earlier allotments were cancelled by the apex court, Jaiprakash Cement Corp emerged as the successful bidder for the Mandla South coal field

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Coal auction will be windfall for poor states: Ministry

Poor states, which are home to most of the country's coal resources, are poised to benefit from the ongoing auction of coal blocks whose allotments were earlier cancelled by the apex court, Coal secretary Anil Swarup said today

Reliance Cement wins MP coal mine on first day of auction

The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Cement, emerging as the highest bidder on the first day of coal block auctions, today won the Sial Ghoghri mine in Madhya Pradesh containing 5.61 million tonne of reserves

Coal blocks allocation starts, to be over by Feb end

The government Wednesday started allocating cancelled coal blocks to state-owned entities and said that it will complete the process by the end of next month

JSPL's statements are false, Centre tells HC

New Delhi: Govermment today told Delhi High Court that JSPL and its promoter have made “lot of statements which were false” while challenging its decision to change the end-use of two coal blocks in Odisha and Chhattisgarh which had been earlier alloted to them. Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain submitted before a bench of […]

Govt plans pilot project to produce urea from coal in Odisha

Nagpur: Government is planning to set up a pilot project to produce urea from coal in Odisha soon, Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Hansraj Ahir said here today.

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Govt launches auction process for 24 coal mines

The government on Thursday kickstarted the auction process for cancelled coal mines with the launch of a portal for electronic bidding for 24 coal blocks in the first tranche