Earlier this month, fishermen in North Chennai sighed in collective relief after the Madras High Court ruled in their favour — even if temporarily — by stopping the Vallur Thermal Power Plant from building yet another fly ash
India’s coal imports rose 9.7 percent to 156.08 million tonne (MT) in the April-November period of the ongoing fiscal, as against 142.25 MT in the year-ago period, according to a report by mjunction services.
A power crisis is looming large on India and the country needs to immediately start planning coal-based power plants and transmission corridors to avert it, experts have cautioned. This is in stark contrast to statistics of the country’s
Several ministers and politicians from Goa are expected to visit New Delhi to offer support to mining dependents who are scheduled to begin a three-day protest on December 11 to press for the resumption of mining in the state.
About fifty months after the Supreme Court cancelled 204 captive coal block licences saying these were allocated in an illegal and arbitrary manner, production from the blocks are far below the level before the court’s decision.
The failure of Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) and other coal companies to supply contracted quantity of coal to Mahagenco is going to cost state’s power consumers dearly. Mahagenco is importing one-third of its coal requirement which will increase its generation cost.
Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday ordered a probe into the incidents of land subsidence reported from two houses in Talcher. Goyal ordered a fact-finding inquiry by a team of experts following a request from Union Minister
About 76,000 premature deaths could have been averted if coal power plants in the country had implemented on time the emission standard norms notified by the Environment Ministry in 2015, according to a study by a green body.
Shares of India’s largest coal producer, Coal India Ltd, have been lacklustre on the bourses. So far this fiscal year, the stock has underperformed the BSE 100 index, despite decent results in the first two quarters.
A shortage of coal, coupled with a shortfall in rail rakes, is significantly pushing up production costs for domestic primary aluminium manufacturers. The cost of power accounts for 45 per cent of the total cost for the industry.