With the objective to reduce coal transportation by road, the Northern Coalfields Limited has commissioned a new wharfwall at MGR route line of company’s Nigahi coal producing area on Wednesday.
Renewable energy investments in India are outpacing spending on fossil fuel power generation, a sign that the world’s second-most populous nation is making good on promises to shift its coal-heavy economy toward cleaner power.
Coal despatches by state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) to the power sector rose marginally by 1 per cent to 40.7 million tonnes in April 2019 compared to 40.3 million tonnes in the year-ago month, according to official data.
The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has granted two vessels permission to handle coal at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) mooring dolphins as part of an aeromodelling study by BITS Pilani to determine whether there would be any pollution.
Power regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has allowed compensation to GMR Group for running its power plant on imported coal in the event of coal shortage.
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.