Seeking PMO’s intervention for adequate coal supply to the aluminium industry, key players have said the shortages have put 7.5 lakh jobs in the sector at risk and investments are bogged down by a heavy debt load of Rs 70,000 crore.
Coal Secretary Susheel Kumar on Wednesday said the government is weighing measures to bring auctioned captive coal blocks into operation.
Auction of reserves selected for commercial mining is likely to be completed by the end of March, and this is likely to end state-owned Coal India’s near monopoly in the domestic market.
The coal ministry has launched a mobile application to facilitate Coal India customers to lift coal through road.
In its quest to make Coal India a cleaner company, the coal ministry has prioritised development and adoption of clean coal technologies like coal to liquid, coal to polychemicals among other initiatives.
Tamil Nadu today urged the Coal and Railways Ministry to take steps to provide imported coal due to the critical stock situation in the state.
A team of mines and fire experts would conduct fresh study on the status of the underground fire in the Dhanbad-Chandrapur railway line in Dhanbad Division of East Central Railway.
A three-pointer disagreement, ranging from benefits to workers’ dependents, Coal India’s strive to keep the mines running throughout the week and negotiation over the monetary benefits
With the third tranche of linkage auction on the anvil, the coal ministry now wants to adopt a flexible mode of transportation using both the roadways and railways for easy evacuation of coal.
Union coal secretary Susheel Kumar dedicated the much-awaited Piparwar- McCluskieganj railway project to the nation by flagging off a goods train at Rajdhar siding in Piparwar district of Jharkhand, a Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) press release said.