India’s 150 poorest but mineral-rich districts could get a major facelift in the next one year, coinciding with the 2019 general elections, provided the state governments are able to spend over ~18,800 crore they have from mining companies under the district mining fund.
China will shut down small-scale “scattered” coal burning in the heavily coal-dependent provinces of Shanxi and Shaanxi by 2020 in the next stage of its war on pollution, a senior environmental official said at a briefing on Wednesday.
Coal India and its eight subsidiaries are likely to have six board level-posts falling vacant in the next eight months while additional nine positions are already vacant at a time when the company is struggling to meet the country’s demand for coal.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought.
The power ministry has advised all state governments and private power distribution companies (discoms) to import coal as Coal India was unable to meet the growing demand.
Even though Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) has claimed that coal supply to Mahagenco power plants has increased significantly in the past few months, coal stock in some of the plants continues to be alarming.
With a massive haze of dust enveloping Delhi and the pollution levels dropping to “severe” category, a green body has urged the Environment Ministry to speed up rolling out its National Clean Air Programme, which proposes multiple strategies to combat air pollution.
China’s threat to impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and coal is possibly the only sign of clear thinking in the increasingly muddled escalating trade dispute with the administration of President Donald Trump.
Coal India’s pension fund, which is facing a funds crunch that has delayed payments to about 5 lakh retirees in June, is in poor health because of gross mismanagement and blatant violation of investment norms, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India had pointed out in its last report on the matter.
Union Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal has assured government cooperation Union Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal has assured the Centre’s cooperation to Singareni Collieries Company Ltd