In fact, both industrial and retail consumers in many parts of the country are reeling from electricity cuts, due to a shortage in supply of coal to thermal plants.
As Coal India (CIL) struggles to step up coal supply to private power plants, it has been left puzzling over one particular aspect of the prevailing shortage of the dry fuel.
A draft national energy policy proposing aligning energy prices with international rates will be put up for the approval of the Cabinet.
From Paris Agreement to International Solar Alliance, India sends a reassuring signal to the global community of its commitment to increasing the share of non-fossil fuel energy, particularly through greater use of renewables—solar and wind—in its power-generation capacity.
Faced with dips in production growth and dwindling stocks to bank on, Coal India Limited (CIL) is hoping that a beefed up logistics and distribution solution will ease the clamour for dry fuel among various end-user industries.
NCC hit 52-week high of Rs 115, up 6% on the BSE in early morning trade on back of heavy volumes after the company said consortium formed by it and BGR Infra has bagged coal mine project from NTPC to develop and operate around Rs 25,071 crore coal block in Chhattisgarh.
Scurrying for solutions to fight the toxic air pollution, the government has said it plans to transport coal in covered rail wagons and trucks across the country.
Coal dispatches from state-run miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) to power sector improved by 18 per cent to 39.9 million tonnes in October, official data showed.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) may soon take a call on the methodology for allocation of coal mines for commercial mining, an official source said.
Coal India is considering raising prices to meet the cost of the 20% wage hike. It last raised prices by 10% in May last year.