The mid-year Economic Survey has recommended a slew of reforms in various sectors, including monetising land for revenue generation in Railways and privatisation of Air India.
Union minister of Power, Coal and Mines Piyush Goyal on Thursday Informed The Parliament About SHAKTI – The Policy On Transparent Coal Allocations
No coal mine / block has been auctioned in the last one year under the provisions of the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. However, 6 coal mines have been allotted to State Government Undertakings for sale of coal in the last one year under the provisions of the said Act.
The government has so far allocated 82 coal blocks and mines by way of auction / allotment under the provisions of the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015 and the Rules made thereunder. Of these 82 coal mines, 31 have been allocated through e-auction and 51 by way of allotment.
Railways minister Suresh Prabhu did not present the Rail Budget this year. But his speech on Thursday at an official function here was nothing short of Budget presentation: launch of a business plan for 2017-18
NTPC incurred additional expenditure of Rs 6,869 crore on importing coal in six years between 2010 and 2015, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said