State-controlled Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC)’s plans to start commercial mining from its allocated Baitarani West coal block has run into hurdles. The lack of coal evacuation infrastructure and the prevailing cloud on overburden dumping norms have constrained OMC’s plans.
The country’s coal imports increased by 28.7 per cent to 24.14 million tonnes in June on the back of softening of non-coking coal prices in the international markets. The country had imported 18.75 million tonnes of coal in the corresponding month of the previous fiscal,
Climate change: Australian coal use an ‘existential threat’ to low-lying islands of Pacific, says Fiji
Fiji on Monday challenged Australia to do more on climate change ahead of a regional summit of Pacific nations this week, warning Canberra’s reliance on coal posed an “existential threat” to low-lying islands.
With Supreme Court revoking National Green Tribunal (NGT) ban on coal mining last month, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma said the order goes way beyond coal industry or it goes beyond the mineral rights that we might have.
Coal India (CIL) and its large pithead consumers are planning a 10,000 crore investment in conveyor belts to transport coal directly from mines in a cheaper and cleaner way without using trucks.
It would cost India’s coal-fired power plants at least ₹73,000 crore to comply with the government’s directive to implement clean technology in existing and new plants, an analysis has shown. This could mean, at the minimum, a 10% hike in electricity bills for consumers, researchers involved say.
Employees of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) on Monday sought resumption of operations in Talcher Coalfields where production and supply was stalled for the 13th day due to agitation by locals after a mishap at a mine killed four workers last month.
The centre has decided to auction 27 coal blocks to private companies who can sell 25 per cent of the produce in the open market at a premium of 15 per cent over their bid price for winning these blocks
Coal India’s production and despatches dipped 5.1% and 2.9% respectively in July 2019 against last year’s corresponding month. Production and despatches dipped at four of its subsidiaries.
Coal production and supply from Talcher Coalfields of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India, remains paralysed for 10th consecutive day on Friday due to locals’ agitation day after four workers got trapped in collapse of coal heaps at MCL’s Bharatur mine on July 23.