To make it easier for thermal power plants facing coal shortage, the State-owned Coal India Ltd has set up a round-the-clock monitoring cell that aims to ensure steady supply of the feedstock, a top official said on Monday.
The Australian Government in partnership with Indian School of Mines, Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad has recently set up the Australia India Centre of Excellence for Mining Training in the Indian School of Mines, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Dhanbad.
The Coal India has approved around Rs 60 crore for technology development projects taken up by IIT Indian School of Mines (ISM) in association with Australian institutes.
Coal production and off-take are usually subdued in the monsoon months. But this year is proving to be an exception.
State owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) has stepped up its capital expenditure by 10.3 % to Rs 8,500 crore in 2017-18, compared to the last fiscal.
The Union power ministry’s policy for auction of long-term coal linkages can prove a real game-changer in the Indian electricity sector if state-owned utilities make use of it to harness private sector’s efficiency in generation.
CCL is one of the seven subsidiaries of Coal India Ltd.
Central Coalfields (CCL) has secured green nod for its R 1,538 crore-integrated mining and coal washery project at Konar.
Union minister of Power, Coal and Mines Piyush Goyal on Thursday Informed The Parliament About SHAKTI – The Policy On Transparent Coal Allocations
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.
Three Years of Modi Government, Attaining Freedom from Coal Shortages With Transparent Mineral Auctions
From the era of experiencing major coal shortages, India presently boasts of surplus coal as production of coal increased to 554 million tonnes in 2016-17 from 462 million tonnes in 2013-14.