The Narendra Modi government has raised India’s coal production by over 144 million tonne (mt) in the five years it has been in power, overshooting by 5 per cent the 138mt added to the country’s output in the 10 years of UPA rule between 2004 and 2014.
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday sought answers from Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over a coal block allocation which took place in 1998.
Over the past year, the number of patients treated each day in the hospital unit where cardiologist Ade Imasanti Sapardan works in Indonesia’s capital has almost doubled to about 100.
The second round of coal auction under the Shakti-B scheme may see far fewer bidders than the first one held in 2017 because of an exclusion criterion. Analysts see power utilities with combined capacity of 407 MW could place their bids for coal in the forthcoming Shakti-B second round,
The Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) has sent over 30 complaints in recent months to Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) over the quality of coal supplied by the latter. Sources in the DVC say that the cost of production has increased substantially on account of the inferior quality of coal.
With the private sector not allowed to do merchant mining of coal, the mine developer and operator (MDO) model is likely to dominate the Indian coal sector once all the mines allocated become operational in 5-6 years, official sources said.
Even while fire outbreaks are being reported from across the city, coal stacked at a yard owned by Cochin Port Trust (CPT) at Willingdon Island is posing threat to industries and residents near the area.
Months of coal deficit seems to have finally come to an end with only four out of 125 plants running with critical stocks. “As a result of record performance, number of coal plants with critical stock is only 4 out of 125 (as on 20th February, 2019)
Tamil Nadu government has asked the Centre to increase coal supply to Tangedco to enable the latter to meet the increasing power demand in the state, especially in the absence of wind power.
Coal stocks at power plants and mine pitheads have risen to a total of 60 million tonnes, enough to generate electricity for 36 days, ending scarcity that lasted several months.