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 government today urged Coal India and other mining companies to be more responsible towards environment and safety to safeguard the future of the sector.
Supply of coal by state-owned CIL to the power sector in the first six months of the ongoing fiscal increased 6.7 per cent to 204.5 million tonnes even as power producers rued over low coal stock at their plants.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) will soon take a call on methodology for allocation of coal blocks for commercial mining, a top official has said.
Secretary, Ministry of Coal Susheel Kumar reviewed the coal supply position to the Thermal Power Plants in the country. The meeting was attended by CMD CIL and all the CMDs of the subsidiary companies of CIL.
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.
The government is nudging the world’s largest coal miner CIL to expedite export of coal to neighbouring countries, including Bhutan, as India has surplus coal
The opening up of commercial coal mining to private companies will bring in competition in the coal sector and reduce power tariff, a top official said today.
Stakeholder consultations on commercial coal mining are going on: Susheel Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Coal
In an exclusive chat with ET Now, Susheel Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Coal speaks about what’s ailing the coal demand, production targets missed & other future strategies.