Piyush Goyal launches TAMRA Portal and Mobile Applicationto ensure transparent award of Statutory Clearances for Mining Operations
Piyush Goyal to launch TAMRA Portal and Mobile Application to ensure transparent award of Statutory Clearances for Mining Operations
With an objective to enhance transparency and accountability as a part of the Ease of Doing Business in the Mining sector, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal will launch TAMRA (**Transparency, Auction Monitoring and Resource Augmentation) portal and Mobile Application here on 10th February, 2017. Ministers of […]
Union Budget Has Given MSMEs Engaged In Power, RE, Coal and Mines An Competitive Edge : Piyush Goyal
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal said on Thursday that the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have been made competitive with the announcement in the Budget 2017 over reduction of Corporate Tax to 25% up to turnover of Rs. 50 crores.
Government Plans to revive $2 billion of Gold reserves and Make “Bharat Sone Ki Chidiya again, says Piyush Goyal
We are committed to make Bharat Sone (Gold) Ki Chidiya again. Gold reserves worth $2 billion to be revived, it will bring down the import of gold,” Union Mines Minister, Piyush Goyal also holding the charge of power, RE and coal ministries said in a tweet on Friday.
India, the second largest importer of Gold after China, is working on a plan to revive gold reserves worth $2 billion in a couple of its age old gold mines that have been lying shut for more than 15 years.
Goyal has earlier said after assuming charge of the mining ministry that Technology Can Change The Future of Mining In India
The ministry of mines has decided to give a major thrust to usage of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to increase efficiency of India’s mining sector be it preparation and monitoring of mining plans, area inspection, production and exploration, dispatch and even checking and curbing the menace of illegal mining.
Sectors of Power, Coal and Mines Show Impressive Growth After Demonetisation
ower generation growth in November on y-o-y basis was 8.53% as against October when it was 1.27%. As against Electricity Generation of 85.904 billion units in Nov 2015, Nov 2016 witnessed a figure of 93.235 –a growth of 8.53%.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal is holding charge of four important economic ministries including Power, RE, Coal and Mines. After de-monetisation move, Goyal has also been helping the government on this front but his performance in the four sectors has clearly given him an edge over many others in the Modi government. Goyal already knows his priorities for the year ahead.
At EnergyInfraPost.com, while we have done an in-depth analysis of all the four sectors including power, RE, coal and mines, we in this article give you a quick sneak peek into the priority areas set by the minister for his four ministries during 2017.
Curbing Illegal Mining, Goyal Launches MSS– the first such surveillance systems developed in the world using space technology.
The Modi government is determined to get rid of the menace of illegal mining of mineral resources in India, a major governance issue that it inherited from the previous Congress led UPA regime.
After introducing stringent penalties in the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2015, vetted by the Parliament on March 20, 2016, the government has finally put in place a fool proof satellite based monitoring system called the Mining Surveillance System (MSS) that will help the nation get rid of illegal mining. Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal launched MSS in New Delhi on October 15.
37 mineral blocks to be re-auctioned, a total of 98 blocks to be auctioned during this fiscal: Mines Secy Balvinder Kumar
Secretary, Mines, Balvinder Kumar said that another 61 blocks have been identified and will be put on auction within this fiscal, thereby taking the total number of blocks being auctioned during 2016-17 to 98 blocks.
After the successful auctioning of 16 mines, the government will re-auction the 37 mineral blocks by the end of December this year as these blocks did not elicit a satisfactory response in the recently held auction process. These 37 mineral blocks are in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Odisha.
In the first step to increase India’s mineral production, all mining plans to be cleared within 45 days
Speedy clearances a must for increasing India's mineral production by 30-35% a year.
Cutting short the approval processes for speedy clearance of mining plans so as to increase mineral production by the targeted 30-35% every year, the ministry of mines in close co-ordination with its arm Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) is ensuring that every plan gets cleared within 45 days. “Following a series of brainstorming sessions with Union Minister, Piyush Goyal, (who apart from his portfolios of power, renewable energy and coal has also been recently entrusted upon an additional charge of the mines ministry), the mines ministry is ensuring that the disposal of mining plan and review of the same should be done within a period of 45 days,” secretary mines, Balvinder Kumar told EnergyInfraPost.com.