COAL INDIA

  • Government to raise coal producing capability of Coal India Limited Yesterday

    New Delhi: Government will enhance the coal producing capability of Coal India Limited (CIL) by infusing latest technology, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday. Coal Minister Piyush Goyal also said that the e-auction of the coal blocks cancelled by the Supreme Court would be completed by March 31 next....
  • GDP growth set to weaken, business wants reforms more than rate cut Yesterday

    Mumbai: Anticipating data out on Friday will show weakening economic growth, the finance ministry will argue for an interest rate cut, but bankers and company executives say the key to recovery lies in how fast Prime Minister Narendra Modi acts on reforms. "Interest rates are also important, but more important is...
  • Coal India trade unions call off strike in victory for PM Modi 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The labour unions of state-run Coal India have called off a strike planned for Monday in protest against a stake sale and opening up of the industry, setting the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press ahead with energy reforms. Coal India holds a monopoly on commercial coal...
  • Coal Ministry sets up IMG to study rail freight tariff October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Coal Ministry has formed an inter-ministerial group to study the trend in the rail freight tariffs over the last two-three years and its impact on the price of coal. The six-member group, under the chairmanship of Joint Secretary, Coal, has representatives from...
  • CIL scouting for locations for Rs 7,000 cr solar projects September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Stateowned Coal India (CIL) is in the process of identifying places for setting up of solar projects worth Rs 7,000 crore. "Coal India is in the process of identifying places for setting up the solar projects," a source said. "The directions for the same were given to the...
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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 10, 2014

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  • News 360: 200 dead, 90000 rescued, lakhs still stranded in J&K floods September 10, 2014

    The Army, Indian Air Force, National Disaster Response Force and Indian Navy the heroes of rescue operations are battling the raging flood waters round the clock to save the life of people in the floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir. Not caring about their lives and families, these personnel are trying...
  • Will cancellation of coal blocks adversely affect power sector? September 9, 2014

    The Centre has favoured cancellation of 218 coal block allocations which were declared illegal by the Supreme Court last month. It has also suggested takeover of the 46 productionready blocks by the public sector unit Coal India Limited. Meanwhile, the apex court has reserved its decision on the matter. ...
  • Centre favours cancellation of 218 coal blocks, SC reserves its verdict September 9, 2014

    The Centre has favoured cancellation of 218 coal block allocations which were declared illegal by the Supreme Court last month. It has also suggested takeover of the 46 productionready blocks by the public sector unit Coal India Limited. Meanwhile, the apex court has reserved its decision on the matter. ...
  • Steel Ministry asks Finance Ministry to roll back duty of coking coal imports September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Steel and Mines Ministry has sought rollback of 2.5 per cent duty on coking coal imports, imposed in the last Budget, to unburden domestic steel makers. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Budget 201415 had imposed 2.5 per cent duty on coking coal imports, which the steel industry...
  • Centre to tighten surveillance at major coal mines September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The government plans to tighten surveillance at all major coal mines to control coal theft, as the country is reeling under dry fuel shortages. "The government has proposed to establish a national coal dispatch monitoring centre...Moreover, real time surveillance at all major sensitive zones is being planned and...
  • Process for appointment of Coal India CMD on: Piyush Goyal September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has initiated the process for appointment of Coal India Chairman and Managing Director. "We have initiated the process for search and selection of Coal India Chairman after getting nod from Cabinet Secretary and we are implementing the process to overcome frivolous and anonymous complaints against the...
  • NTPC SOS to government: Only 4 days' coal stock left in 27 plants July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The national Thermal Power Corporation has sent out an SOS to the government informing them that they have coal stock left only for four days. According to sources, six plants of NTPC with capacity of 17,000 MW are running on low stock and out of 100 thermal plants, 27...
  • India starts first new major coal mine in at least five years July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Coal India Ltd started production on Friday at a 12milliontonnesperyear mine, its first major new project in at least five years, which should help boost supplies to fuelstarved power plants. The world's biggest coal miner has struggled to raise output fast enough to meet rising demand from power companies,...
  • Chhattisgarh rail link on track, 2 more to be expedited: Piyush Goyal July 5, 2014

    With lack of transport infrastructure hampering coal production, the new government says it has brought on track one of the three critical rail links in Chhattisgarh and efforts are on to fasttrack other two in Jharkhand and Odisha. "There is potential to add another 200 or 300 million tonnes if three...
  • Goyal asks Coal India to boost output, cut eauction quantity June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Beginning the Herculean task of increasing electricity generation, Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday asked Coal India to raise production from existing mines and reduce the quantity offered in eauctions so that utilities can get more supplies of the fuel. Goyal, who is also the Coal Minister, met top...
  • Coal production more pressing problem than CIL restructuring June 19, 2014

    Kolkata: The Coal Ministry is more concerned about increasing coal production than restructuring Coal India, Union Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday. On his fist visit to the city after taking over the Coal Ministry, Goyal said that the more pressing problem before the ministry was to...
  • New government asks CIL to prepare action plan to enhance output May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Stateowned Coal India (CIL) has been asked by the new government to prepare an action plan for enhancing output over the next five years and fasttrack the completion of projects and expansion of existing coal mines. The coal ministry has asked "CIL to expedite completion of projects and...
  • Centre set up panel to identify more coal mines for auction May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to expedite coal auction process, the Centre has announced a ninemember panel, which will identify more blocks, in addition to already selected 54 mines, for sale through competitive bidding. "In pursuance of auction by Competitive Bidding of Coal Mines, Rules, 2012...a...
  • JSW Steel gets nod to use CIL rail infra for Rohne mine April 8, 2014

    Coal India Ltd (CIL) has agreed to let JSW Steel use rail infrastructure of its arm CCL so that the private firm is able to mine and transport coal from a Jharkhand block allocated to it for captive use. The nod follows a meeting of a high-level panel on clearing bottlenecks...
  • Coal India officers call off strike; output impact minimal March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Coal India(COAL.NS) officers called off their three-day strike midway on Friday after receiving assurances from its chairman on pay-related demands, a union leader said, ensuring little impact on production that peaks in March. The state-owned company, the world's No. 1 coal miner that accounts for about 80 percent of...
  • Panel on coal linkages to meet on February 19 February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: An interministerial panel will meet on February 19 to review the status of existing coal supply arrangements to the power and other sectors. "The meeting of the Standing Linkage Committee (LongTerm) for power/sponge/cement to review the status of existing coal linkages/letters of assurance and other related matters will...
  • Jharkhand asks Planning Commission to study impact of CIL mining on state January 28, 2014

    Jharkhand government has asked the Planning Commission to assess the impact of mining by Coal India on the state's economy in order to ask for compensatory measures. The development comes close on the heels of the Jharkhand government slapping notices for recovery of land rent to the tune of Rs 25,000...
  • Government seeks Rs 25,000 crore from CIL for using state property for coal mining January 23, 2014

    The Jharkhand government has sought Rs 25,000 crore as 'preliminary' amount from Coal India Ltdfor excavating coal in the state without paying any compensation to it, a move that could hit the company hard. "Coal India has acquired land for mining in the state through Coal Bearing Areas Act. It pays...
  • Coal India gets environment ministry approval for 23 projects January 12, 2014

    Coal India (CIL) has received approval from the Ministry of Environment and Forests for 23 projects after intervention by the Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI). "As on December 30, 2013, out of the 20 projects pending with MoEF (Ministry of Environment and Forests) for EC (environment clearance), 16 proposals have been...
  • Three bodies extricated from BCCL coal mine, efforts on to trace others November 12, 2013

    Bodies of two miners trapped inside a BCCL coal mine in Dhanbad were extricated on Tuesday, taking the toll to three while efforts are on to locate another trapped mine official. "The bodies of Sitaram Majhi and Litu Saha were extricated on Tuesday with the help of professional well diggers. We...
  • CIL stake sale likely this year: Sriprakash Jaiswal October 28, 2013

    The five per cent stake sale in state miner Coal India (CIL) is likely to take place by the end of this year, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said on Monday. 'It is likely that it (Coal India stake sale) may happen either in November or December,' Jaiswal told media persons in...
  • Coal scam: Attorney General to reply to SC over role of CIL in block identifications, allotments September 24, 2013

    The Centre on Monday filed its affidavit in the Supreme Court stating various developments taking place since 1992 on coal block identification and allocation to private companies. In its 24page affidavit, backed by voluminous records, the Centre contended the Coal India Ltd is the lessee of state governments in respect of...
  • CCI to probe Coal India fuel pact with sponge iron makers September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Fair trade regulator CCI has ordered a probe into the allegations that state-run Coal India and its subsidiaries abused dominant market position in supplying fuel to sponge iron manufacturers. The probe against the country's largest coal miner comes on a complaint filed by Sponge Iron Manufacturers Association. Finding prima...