India’s Adani Group still expects to make a final investment decision this month on its Carmichael coal mine even after the Australian Senate left for a break without voting on new land title laws, a company spokesman said on Thursday
State-owned power plants imported around 12 million tonne of coal during 2016-17, less than a quarter of the volume imported in the previous fiscal and far less than the anticipated 25 million tonne expected during the year.
Five central trade unions of the coal industry representing almost 90 per cent of the workmen have served a three-day strike from June 19 in protest against the merger of the Coal Miners Provident Fund with the Employees Provident Fund and early wage settlement.
The Prime Minister called for establishment of some model solar cities, where the power requirement is fulfilled solely by solar energy. A similar effort, he said can be made to make certain localities kerosene-free.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed progress of key infrastructure sectors including petroleum and natural gas, power, renewable energy and housing. The review meeting, which came soon after the review of connectivity-related infrastructure sectors in the last week of April, lasted for about three hours, and was attended by top officials from PMO, NITI Aayog and all infrastructure Ministries of the Government of India.