The government today urged Coal India and other mining companies to be more responsible towards environment and safety to safeguard the future of the sector.
Coal India is going to “legally” examine the show cause notices issued by the Odisha government to its subsidiary – Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd – carrying penalty of Rs 20,169 crore for violating mining plans, environmental norms and other regulations, a top company official said on Wednesday.
State-owned CILtoday said its arm Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) is examining the show cause notices issued to it by the Odisha government for violating environment norms and other regulations.
The coal ministry has launched a mobile application to facilitate Coal India customers to lift coal through road.
Inside India’s Coal Industry, Part 2: Govt Gears Up To Ramp Up Mining But Renewables Push May Render Business Tricky
Troubled by mounting criticism that bottlenecks and red tape delay supply of coal in India, the government is trying to evolve an unique strategy to boost production, improve efficiencies and sell this dry fuel in the open market.
Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprises is in talks with China Machinery Engineering Corp (CMEC) for the financing of a controversial coal mine project in Australia, two sources with knowledge of the situation said on Thursday.
State-owned miner Coal India missed its production target for the period April-October by 5 per cent and sales target by 3 per cent despite power companies complaining about non-availability of adequate coal.
Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said Coal India’s production target of 600 million tonnes for the current fiscal would “not be a difficult” task and also hoped the miner would meet the one billion production target by 2019-20.
Coal Minister Piyush Goyal made a fervent appeal to the employees of state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) to work towards meeting the two crucial production targets of 2018 and 2020.
A ban on petroleum coke around the Indian capital of New Delhi starting from Wednesday will require the country to raise its imports of coal to replace the fuel, just as Asia is heading into the tightest market conditions for coal in years.