Coal Mining

  • 'Metal, mining co to be impacted; JSPL, Hindalco worst be hit' 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Almost all major metal and mining firms would be affected by the Supreme Court ruling cancelling 214 coal blocks, but Naveen Jindal's JSPL and Aditya Birla Group's Hindalco would be among the worst hit, analysts said. Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) was allocated six...
  • 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...
  • Telangana: Heavy rainfall affects coal mining September 7, 2014

    Karimnagar: Coal mining in the open cast mines of the Ramagundam region here was hit due to heavy rain, a senior official said on Sunday. Ramagundam region has four open cast coal mines, which produce around 52,000 tonnes of coal a day. Heavy downpour since yesterday did not allow miners to...
  • Explosion in closed coal mine near Dhanbad's Nirsa July 24, 2014

    Explosion followed by emission of flame and smoke in a closed incline of Lakshmimata open cast mine of Eastern Coalfields Limited near Nirsa, about 45 km from here in Jharkhand was reported on Wednesday, police said. The incident occurred around 4 am to 5 am, they said. After getting information of...
  • 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,...
  • Gas blast traps 17 in China coal mine July 6, 2014

    Beijing: At least 17 miners remain trapped in a coal mine in China after a gas blast, media reported on Sunday. The blast occurred at 8.43 p.m. on Saturday when 20 people were working inside the mine in Xinjiang province. Three of them have been rescued. Rescuers have started pouring nitrogen...
  • BJP Jharkhand leader Raghuvar Das writes to Narendra Modi on illegal coal mining June 18, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Raghuvar Das on Wednesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to curb rampant pilferage and illegal mining of coal, which he alleged led acute power crisis in the state. In a letter to Modi, Das, the twotime state unit president of BJP, demanded a highlevel enquiry into the...
  • Gas leakage kills ten in China coal mine June 11, 2014

    Beijing: At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday in a coal mine gas leak in China's Guizhou province. The leakage occurred just after midnight in a coal mine where 130 people were working, out of which 120 managed to escape, Xinhua news agency reported. All ten bodies of the deceased were...
  • NTPC to start coal mining from Jharkhand block by March May 26, 2014

    NTPC, the country's largest power producer, will foray into coal mining by starting production at its ChattiBariatu mines in Jharkhand by the end of the current financial year. "Production from the ChattiBariatu mines is expected to be around 1 million tonnes and will commence by the end of the fiscal," a...
  • 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...
  • Maoists halt mining work as firm refuses to meet their extortion demand April 22, 2014

    The members of a Maoist splinter group forcibly stopped work in a Central Coalfields Mining Project by an outsourcing company, asking it to accept their extortion demands if it wanted to resume work. "At least 25 extremists of the Jharkhand Prastuti Committee went to the Birsa Coal Mining Project, to which...
  • Rajhara coal mine caves in, 2 women die February 21, 2014

    Two women were on Thursday buried alive while two others sustained injuries as they were carrying out illegal mining in Palamu district, police said. The deceased identified as Sulekha Devi and Renu Devi (both residents of Padwa village) were buried alive when the shed of the colliery caved in, said Superintendent...
  • 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...
  • How a CJ is using a mobile phone to register his protest against coal mining in his village January 12, 2014

    CJ Kripanath Yadav a resident of a remote Madhya Pradesh village is making use of basic IT tools like a mobile phone and a local radio station in his fight against coal mining in his village. He is being helped by our partners Greenpeace and Radio Sangharsh in his fight...
  • 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...
  • Illegal mining: SC issues notice to Centre, denies extension to Justice Shah panel October 29, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre on a plea challenging its decision not to grant extension to the Justice MB Shah panel inquiring into miningrelated issues. A bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik sought response from the government on an application filed by an NGO contending that...
  • Files contain reasons for preferring Hindalco over PSU, says PC Parakh October 26, 2013

    Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh, who has been charged with alleged irregularities in the allotment of coal mine to Aditya Birla Group, on Saturday said he had on files given full reasons for preferring Hindalco over a PSU for allocation of the coal block. "All those things were recorded in my...
  • Commerce Minister Anand Sharma blames judiciary for India's economic crisis August 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Thursday tried to shift the blame for the economic crisis onto the Indian judiciary saying that certain judgements made by the latter has often contributed to the loss to the exchequer. In an exclusive interview to IBN18 Editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Anand Sharma also...
  • Pollution choking Dhanbad as coal companies flout PCB rules August 19, 2013

    Fourteenyearold Raju plays marbles with his friends on a roadside at Jharia in this coal mining city while trucks travel past them showering fly ash being carried uncovered, exposing them to pollution. The boy is hardly aware of the health hazard the fly ash poses, but Dhanbad residents are aware of...
  • Meghalaya: Assailants attack 11 Assamese workers, 8 dead June 26, 2013

    Shillong: Eight migrant dailywage labourers were killed and three others were injured in an attack in the coal mines of NagalbibraJadi in Meghalaya. The labourers were allegedly attacked with sharp weapons while they were sleeping. All eight workers were from Assam. The bodies of the victims were handed over to...
  • PMO put pressure on MoEF to ease coal mining rules, reveals RTI query May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Just two days after the removal of Ashwani Kumar as Law Minister over the coal scam, there seems to be more trouble for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. A Right to Information application shows that it was the Prime Minister's Office that put pressure on the Environment Ministry to...
  • Panel objects delays in auction of coal blocks April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has criticised the government for undue delays in allotment of coal mines through auction route amid dryfuel crunch faced by the country. "The Committee cannot but deplore these prolonged consultations delaying the allocation through bidding system and strongly recommend the government to complete the process of...
  • Govt may take final call on coal price pooling on Monday April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The government may take a final decision on Monday on blending of prices of imported coal and domesticallyproduced fuel or price pooling of coal. "The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) may meet on April 22 to discuss coal pricepooling," a government official said. Pricepooling is the averaging of...
  • Odisha to implement coal corridor project April 11, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: With Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) not keen for the proposed Rs 8,000 crore common coal corridor project, Odisha government on Wednesday decided to take up the corridor work through its own agency. "From today's negotiations, we have come to know that RVNL is not keen on implementing the coal...
  • Chhattisgarh suffered Rs.1,500 crore loss on coal deal: CAG March 23, 2013

    Raipur: Changes in the tender clauses led to Adani Group gaining and the Chhattisgarh government losing Rs.1,549 crore in a coal mining deal, said Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in a report on Friday. The CAG report for the year ended March 31, 2012, was tabled in the state assembly, the...
  • IMG to meet today to decide fate of 14 coal mines November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: After recommending deallocation of eight blocks alloted to PSUs, the InterMinisterial Group (IMG) is likely to meet on Monday to decide the fate of 14 more mines alloted to public sector firms. "The IMG is likely to meet tomorrow to decide the fate of 14 coal blocks alloted...
  • IMG recommends deallocation of 2 coal mines allocated to PSUs November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The InterMinisterial Group (IMG) on coal blocks has recommended deallocation of two coal mines allocated to PSUs on the ground of companies not developing them, sources said. The IMG on Monday reviewed 10 coal blocks allocated to public sector companies (PSUs), including Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation (CMDC) and...
  • Coalgate: People with Cong, BJP links got mines August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing into the alleged coal blocks allocation scam, is ready with the first FIR in connection with the case which is likely to be filed soon. The agency is, in fact, likely to file five to six FIRs in the...
  • CAG not following mandate, says government August 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had not followed its mandate under the constitution, the government said on Friday, adding that the official auditor's report on coal blocks tabled in Parliament would be considered final only after it was examined by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). The CAG report...
  • Coal allocation: Pvt firms to gain Rs 1.86 lakh cr August 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Government auditor CAG on Friday said private firms are likely to gain Rs 1.86 lakh crore from coal blocks that were allocated to them on nomination basis instead of competitive bidding, which amounted to the loss to national exchequer. The CAG in its report, tabled in Parliament, names 25...