State-run power generator NTPC’s Kaniha unit in Angul district of Odisha is facing coal shortage due to a strike by villagers at the Kaniha Open Cast Project (KOCP). The coal supply to the Kaniha unit from KOCP has stopped since August 18 due to a strike by villagers at the mines end, an NTPC statement said on Tuesday.
The project to check rising acidic levels in water streams by using limestone will be expanded to new sites after success of a pilot in the ravaged Jaintia hills of Meghalaya due to rat-hole mining, experts said.
Two workers were killed and a few others were feared trapped after a part of Jhilimili coal mines in Koriya district caved in on Tuesday. Police teams are present at the spot and rescue operation is underway.
The central government has cancelled the joint allocation of a coal block in Odisha to state-owned NTPC and Jammu & Kashmir State Power Development Corporation. NTPC and Power Development Department, Jammu and Kashmir, had earlier requested the coal ministry for cancellation of the coal block.
Foreign insurers are reducing their exposure to coal assets, which may have an impact on the 27 blocks being offered to companies. Coal India is not affected as it outsources its risk to equipment suppliers.
The coal ministry’s standing committee on linkage has approved fresh fuel supply to upcoming power generation units in Tamil Nadu having capacity of 2,400 MW. The two under-construction power plants
India’s coal-fired thermal power plants will need as much as Rs 86,135 crore to install the pollution control technology that will ensure that the country’s emission standards are met with, a joint study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water has found.
India is the world’s largest emitter of anthropogenic sulphur dioxide, which is produced from coal burning, and greatly contributes to air pollution, a study claimed on Monday.
The Coal Mines Provident Fund Organisation has decided to invite fresh bids from portfolio managers to handle its investible corpus of Rs 1 lakh crore after its bid opening committee found anomalies in the selection process.
The Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGenco) on Friday got the go-ahead from the Centre to transport coal by road to Bhadradri thermal power plant. As a result, Telangana will have an additional 1,080MW of power at its disposal soon.