Coal Ministry Increases annual coal supply to units from 4200 to 10,000 tonnes

The rationale for the amendment is that only small and medium sector consumers, having requirement less than 4200 tonnes per annum were entitled to take coal through SNA, large units having requirement of less than 4200 tonnes per annum were not recommended for coal by the District Industries Centre (DIC). Moreover, the limit of requirement of less than 4200 tonnes per annum needed to be revised as small units might have expanded over a period of time.

Coal Ministry Increases annual coal supply to units from 4200 to 10,000 tonnes

Union Ministry of Coal has announced increasing the annual cap of coal from 4200 tonnes per annum for sale through State Nominated Agencies* (SNA)* to 10,000 tonnes per annum. Ministry of Coal has issued an order amending the New Coal Distribution Policy (NCDP), 2007 to facilitate this increase in annual cap.

MoC Giving Finishing Touches To Its Coal Import Substitution Strategy for Public and Private Sector Plants in India

“One solution to increase usage of domestic coal in the private sector could be if the best of mines with high quality coal and lower ash content is further washed and offered….it can be brought to quality levels that can be burnt in existing boilers designed for clean and imported coal,” said Anil Sardana, CEO and MD of Tata Power.

MoC Giving Finishing Touches To Its Coal Import Substitution Strategy for Public and Private Sector Plants in India

Union coal secretary Anil Swarup said the ministry of coal has initiated a detailed exercise where it is working closely with the public and private industry and studying every single coal based plant in the country that is using imported coal.

Coal Ministry to Go Totally Digital From Nov 1, Coal Secretary, Anil Swarup

E-office is a digital workplace to ensure accountability and transparency. The e-office involves creation of an online version of files, which are signed with digital signature and moved to next officer online itself.

Coal Ministry to Go Totally Digital From Nov 1, Coal Secretary, Anil Swarup

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a ‘digital India’, the Ministry of Coal under Cabinet Minister Piyush Goyal will completely shift over to e-office from November 1, a move that will speed up decision making and ensure transparency. Another ministry under Goyal–the Ministry of Power is also in the process to become a digital workplace.