Team EnergyInfraPost Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal on Thursday informed the Parliament about SHAKTI –the Scheme for Harnessing the and Allocating Koyala (Coal) Transparently in India. Issued on May 22, 2017, SHAKTI is the policy on On Transparent Coal Allocations detailing “Signing of Fuel […]
coal imports has been declining over the last three years. During 2014-15 India imported 217.78 million tonnes of coal which declined to 203.95 million tonnes in 2015-16 and further to 190.95 million tonnes in 2016-17.
The trend of fall in import of coal continued unabated in 2017-18 and during April-June 2017-18, 52.74 million tonnes of coal was imported against 57.38 million tonnes in the corresponding previous period registering a 8.1% fall, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said citing figures of the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics.
Provident fund accounts of 3.47 lakh coal mine workers, roughly 96 per cent of the total workforce, have been linked to Aadhaar.
Coal India has asked five of its seven subsidiaries to keep aside a total of 40 million tonnes of coal for auction to independent power producers under the Shakti scheme.
India’s dependence on coal will continue even after three decades from now with an estimated share of 42-50 per cent of the country’s energy mix, said a report.
Coal would remain at the centre stage in India with its share in energy mix not declining below 46% in 2047, claimed a report titled ‘Energising India
State-owned Coal India will close down high-risk mines that are beyond mitigation, Parliament was informed on Monday.
State-run Coal India Ltd (CIL) has invited applications from independent power producers to take part in the auction of coal linkages under the Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating Koyala Transparently in India (Shakti), a notice said on Monday. The miner asked “interested entities” to register on the website of auction firm MSTC Ltd “on or […]
Globally, coal is heading towards a bleak future. This is primarily due to its negative impact on the environment and health.
India plans to increase its import of coking coal from Canada in a bid to diversify its import basket, the steel ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.