Coal India Limited (CIL), a Government of India enterprise, has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) inviting proposals from interested solar power developers and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors for setting up of 100 MW solar energy plant in Chattisgarh.
Minister of Coal & Mines, Pralhad Joshi said that the Coal India Limited (CIL) will produce 750 million tonnes of coal by the Financial Year 2020-21 and would further produce one billion tonne of coal in the financial year 2023-24.
Coal India (CIL) will manage to step up production to near its targeted level despite floods hitting mining operations, top executives at the company said after analysts raised the concern that there may be an acute shortage because of disruption by heavy rains.
Coal India Ltd is aiming to produce at least 30,000 tonnes per day from the flooded eastern Indian Dipka mine within ten days, but it will take over a month to resume production at the lower benches of the mine, a senior company executive said on Thursday.
Coal India’s unions are seeking a festival bonus of at least ₹60,500, which was paid to each of the 270,000 workers last year, for Durga Puja shopping that would include high-end mobile phones, appliances and computers, a workers’ representative said. They plan to negotiate with the management on Tuesday.
Coal India has abandoned its move to cut supplies to inefficient power plants following resistance from customers. It had planned to cut the yearly quota by 80 million tonnes.
Western Coalfields (WCL), one of the eight subsidiary companies of Coal India, on Monday said it has introduced the eco-mine tourism and eco-park initiatives with the aim to dispel notions of pollution and environmental degradation related to coal and mining operations.
Coal India (CIL) Sunday said its production in August fell by 10.3 per cent to 34.77 million tonnes. CIL’s production in the same month a year ago stood at 38.78 million tonnes. Coal offtake during August too contracted by 10.4 per cent to 40.47 million tonnes as compared with 45.15 million tonnes in the year-ago month
The world’s biggest coal miner is likely to hold on to its crown for now even as competition increases in India, which opened its doors to foreign miners to boost output and curb surging imports.
India is working on bridging the coal import gap by about 50 per cent in the next three years, Coal IndiaNSE 3.95 % Chairman A K Jha said on Friday. In the 2018-19 fiscal, the country produced 730 million tonnes (MT) of coal, while 955 MT was consumed, leading to a gap of 230-235 MT.