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Commercial Coal Mine Extraction Bidding: Coal Ministry Withdraws Auction Of Five Mines

New Delhi: Even before bids for the first set of coal mines for commercial extraction get underway, the government has further revised the list of mines to be offered under the new route. Now a lower number of 38 coal blocks would go under the hammer to the private sector instead of 41 mines identified […]

Unleashing Coal: Commercial Mine Auction To Start From June 18

New Delhi: In a big reform initiative aimed at attracting global investment in the mining sector, the government proposes to start auction of coal mines for commercial extraction by the private sector from June 18. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest at the launching programme to be virtually held in New Delhi. […]

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 […]

Lockdown Delays Commercial Coal Mining Auction To July, Govt Finalises Bid Document

New Delhi: After more than five-year wait, the government may finally throw open the doors of the regulated coal sector for commercial mining by the private sector comprising both Indian and overseas miners in July. Government sources said that draft rules, bid documents and agreements for commercial mining has been prepared and finalised and it […]

Govt Further Opens Up Coal Mining; Allows Non-Coal Cos To Bid, Removes End-Use Restriction

New Delhi: In a bid to attract investments and boost domestic coal production, the government on Wednesday approved promulgation of an ordinance to open up coal mining in the country to non-coal companies while removing restrictions on end-use of the fuel. The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi also gave its nod for […]

Bengal accuses Centre of delaying green clearances for coal mining

Kolkata: West Bengal government on Saturday accused the Centre of delaying environmental and forest clearances in order to commence coal mining activities in allotted mines and also sought supports from “clean energy fund” to stimulate green energy generation in the state. “We are not able to commence operations in some allotted coal mines because the […]

Unions oppose cabinet nod to private firms for commercial coal mining

New Delhi/Kolkata: Central trade unions in coal sector opposed opening up of commercial coal mining for private sector after the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the methodology for auction of coal mines for sale of coal. “We oppose the move as the decision was taken arbitrarily without discussing with us. We will soon come out […]

Pollution menace in Belpahar as MCL flouts norms

Jharsuguda: Even as the state pollution control board has directed Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) to ensure compliance of pollution norms through a separate coal corridor in Belpahar area of Jharsuguda district, the same is yet to be implemented leading to widespread pollution in the industrial town. Meanwhile, local residents who have been struggling with the […]

New Rajdhani Express via Sambalpur soon

New Delhi: Rail commuters in Odisha have something to cheer about as the Ministry of Railways will soon introduce a new Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express which will run via Sambalpur. “I am very happy to share with you that the Ministry of Railways has decided to commence a Rajdhani train between New Delhi and Bhubaneswar […]

Odisha Govt asks MCL to complete rehabilitation before mining

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha govenrment today asked Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) to complete periphery development works and rehabilitation within the stipulated time period ahead of coal mining activities. The issue was discussed at a meeting attended by state Chief Secretary A P Padhi, Union Coal Secretary Sushil Kumar and Chairman-cum-Managing Director of MCL Anil Kumar Jha. […]