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Probe top people in corporate espionage case, Kejriwal tells Delhi cops

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has taken on big industrial houses during his campaign against graft, on  Saturday sent out a tweet complementing the Delhi Police for unearthing the corpor

Auctioning linkages as next step to bring reform in coal sector, says coal secretary

With an aim to bring in reforms in the coal sector, the government will soon allot linkages with greater transparency. In an interview with Governance Now, coal secretary Anil Swarup

Auction station: Govt makes Rs 3 lakh cr from coal, spectrum and still counting

With Rs 2 lakh crore generated already from just 32 mines out of 204 and nearly Rs 1 lakh crore from spectrum auction, the government has so far earned Rs 3 lakh crore. On Monday alo

The next step is to bring transparency in coal linkages: Coal secretary, Anil Swarup

The Lok Sabha has passed the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015. After the upper house nod, it will replace the ordinance that has paved the way for auctioning of coal blocks, which wer

Final decision on 9 coal blocks by Friday

Nine successful bidders of captive coal blocks will have to wait to take control of the coal mines till the government takes a final call on the bidding price. The government is re-examining nine w

43 coal mines allotted to PSUs

Coal mines allotment to central and state public sector undertakings (PSUs) was completed on Tuesday.  Coal secretary Anil Swarup tweeted that list of coal block allottees will be made availab

Core sector output down, may hit GDP and tax collection

India enters new financial year with a bit of bad news on economic front. Latest figures show that the core-sector output grew at 1.4%, the slowest pace in 16 months, in February and that the direc

PSUs to boost fortunes of domestic shipping industry

The government is considering a proposal to make it mandatory for the public sector undertakings to  import of commodities, including oil and coal, to engage the services of Shipping Corporati

CIL coal to be sold to steel and cement companies

The union cabinet today has cleared a proposal to sell coal to non-power sectors like steel, iron and cement through auction. With this the past practice of selective allocation comes an end and po

One-third of 2018 rural electrification target met: Piyush Goyal

With electrification of 6,000 villages so far, the ministry of power has achieved one-third of its target. The prime minister had set the target of rural electrification of 18,452 villages by May 2

How WhatsApp can help a turnaround

Western Coalfields (WCL), a CIL subsidiary, was making profits till 2009-10. But it had to scale down its production due to extra safety precautions following a labourer’s death in a mine mis

The Coal India Saga: Fuelling growth

A few kilometres from the Dhanbad railway station lies Jharia Coal Field (JCF), one of the biggest coalfields in India. It is also the biggest mine under Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), a subsid

Hunger for coal before thirst for water

 Even as the country reels under severe drought, information secured by Greenpeace through RTI suggests that the government is willing to overlook the policy meant to protect pristine forests,

Coal plants behind recurring droughts: Greenpeace

India’s growing consumption of coal for energy is likely to worsen the drought situation as well as water crisis in the coming years. According to data released by NGO Greenpeace, the

State-run PSUs can take up commercial mining in 16 coal mines

For the first time, the coal ministry expects to discover market-determined prices for coal after it allots 16 coal mines to state government-run companies for commercial mining. The

Banking and transport workers on strike against new labour policies

 Services like banking and public transport were largely affected on Friday as more than a million workers across various sectors were on a day-long nationwide strike, protesting against new l

Operationalisation issues hit coal block

The Deocha-Pachami coal block was earlier decided to be jointly allocated to entities of six states – West Bengal, Karnataka, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Tamil Nadu. This was under rule

NTPC to produce coal for its plants

 National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), country’s largest state-owned power generating company, is all set to commence coal mining. It has successfully exposed a se

Shortcomings spotted in fuel management at NTPC power stations

Three power stations of NTPC, India’s largest power utility, incurred an extra expenditure of Rs 2,483.39 crore due to procurement of coal through costly sources during the period from 2010

Some Odisha coal mines not being fully utilised

It is a fact that some of the opencast projects (OCP) of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, are not being utilised up to their full capacity despite having good

First coal rake flagged off from NTPC’s coal block in Hazaribagh

The first coal rake of NTPC’s Pakri-Barwadih coal mine at Hazaribagh was flagged-off by finance minister Arun Jaitley, Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das, union minister of state for pow

Decline of coal stocks at pitheads of CIL, power plants: Goyal

  In 2016-17, there has been decline of coal stocks at pitheads -- the top of a mining pit or coal shaft -- of Coal India Limited (CIL) as well as at power plants, said union min

Need to bring down power cost in Maharashtra

The electricity charges in Mumbai are the highest in entire Maharashtra and experts are wondering why the prices have not come down despite the fall in coal prices. For consumption b

Coal India Ltd’s mobile app launched

 Union minister of railways and coal, Piyush Goyal, has launched a mobile app — Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran to benefit Coal India Limited (CIL) customers lifting coal through road mode.

Coal India despatches 250 coal rakes in a single day

 In order to strengthen coal transportation and coal production, Coal India Limited (CIL) transported 250 rakes of goods train through the railways on November 14, the highest ever in November

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The Indian mining sector is in doldrums on account of several policies as well as administrative and legal issues. These include mining bans in various states through supreme court orders, a low

25 percent increase in coal stock in power plants, says coal ministry

In order to fulfill the energy demand in the winter season, ministry of coal has increased the coal stock and coal supply to the power plants.   Ministry claims the coal

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