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'Delays in land, green nod slow down over Rs 400 cr CIL projs'

'Delays in land, green nod slow down over Rs 400 cr CIL projs'

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:14

Coal India projects worth at least Rs 400 crore, expected to add about 50 million tonnes in output, have been held up due to delays in environmental clearance and land acquisition, the government said Thursday.

Coal India subsidiary to reinstate 122 employees

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:59

Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd, a CIL subsidiary, has agreed to take back all the 122 employees in Odisha whose services were terminated for not vacating the land in lieu of which they were given employment.

NTPC power plants have 2 days of coal stock left; Govt steps in

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:25

As electricity demand peaks due to sub-normal monsoon, state-owned NTPC has warned that power plants are running on very low coal stock of less than two days, prompting government to take steps to fix the crisis.

CIL Board looks into third party sampling mechanism

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 11:02

The issue of coal quality last year had resulted in a standoff between the country's largest power producer NTPC and CIL.

Coal India starts production at 12 MTPA Jharkhand mine

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:33

In its first major project in the recent few years, state-run Coal India (CIL) Friday kickstarted production at its 12 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) mine in Jharkhand, a move that would ensure increased supply to fuel-starved power projects.

'Strict mechanism being put in place to control coal quality'

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:41

Adequate coal will be provided to power plants as extensive measures to augment domestic output and a strict mechanism to control the fuel quality are being put in place to end the impasse in the sector, the government said Thursday.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Speed up pvt sector entry in coal mining, CIL

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:03

The government needs to fast track entry of the private sector in commercial coal mining and restructure state-run Coal India to augment production and reduce imports of the dry fuel that cost Rs 95,175 crore in FY'2014, the pre-Budget Economic Survey Wednesday said.

Govt contemplating auctioning 25 deallocated coal blocks

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 14:26

The Coal Ministry is considering auctioning 25 captive coal blocks which where taken back from the companies due to their failure in developing them.

PowerMin seeks Goyal's help for coal supply to 9940 MW plants

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 14:05

With Coal Ministry rejecting the Power Ministry's request to provide fuel to 9940 MW plants of companies like Essar Power, GMR and Power, the latter has sought intervention of Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal into the matter.

Govt asks CIL to improve performance to avoid restructuring

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 14:06

The Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal has asked the state-run company to improve the quality of its coal by December 31, 2014.

Give details of 14 projects awaiting clearances: Coal Ministry to CCL

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 16:16

The Coal Ministry has asked Central Coalfields Ltd, a CIL subsidiary, to provide details of its 14 projects that are awaiting clearances, including those pertaining to environment and forest.

Coal production more pressing problem than CIL restructuring

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 23:03

The Coal Ministry is more concerned about increasing coal production than restructuring Coal India, Union Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said Thursday.