NTPC, which has been allocated 10 coal blocks for captive mining, has already initiated a process of opening technical bids
Frantic calls are being made from Vidut Bhawan in Jaipur to the Union coal secretary in Delhi as the thermal power units in the state are being shut down one after another due to the ‘critical stock position’ of coal.
Status of Coal Despatch by Coal India Limited (CIL) to Power Sector as on 20th September 2017.
On 18thSeptember 2017, the total daily coal despatch of Coal India Limited was 1.31 MT
A Niti Aayog report has said that India should explore options of setting up a manufacturing facility for methanol or dimethyl ether in Iran or Qatar as these countries have huge reserves of natural gas and can provide the same at very low prices.
In what could be termed as a major step towards ‘market pricing’ of coal, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has come up with a draft National Energy Policy that proposes to make all seven subsidiaries of Coal India Limited (CIL) including Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) as independent companies.
Electricity production from conventional energy sources increased by 7.2 per cent in May from the same month last year. Latest data from the Central Electricity Authority show that 107 billion units (BU) of electricity was produced from conventional sources in May this year. Electricity generation in Sikkim went up by 126 per cent to 820 million units.
India’s CoalMinistry has decided to adopt a more liberal approach to auctioning coal blocks as part of a strategy to open coal mining to the private sector.
The 41-km Dhanbad-Chandrapura line will close on Wednesday midnight and authorities have geared up to deal with any eventuality.
State-owned Coal India Limited plans to close 37 mines in fiscal 2017-2018, running from April to March, the company said Friday.