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Three Odisha coal mines shut over protests

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 23:44

Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. (MCL), a unit of the state-run Coal India, Friday shut operations and transportation at three coal mines in Odisha over protests by locals, an official said.

NTPC may begin production from two coal mines by June 2016

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 11:52

The three coal blocks were earlier forfeited from the state-run company as it failed to develop them within the stipulated timeframe.

8 mines can be considered for power sector: CoalMin panel

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 15:34

The suggestion comes at a time when power plants across the country are facing acute fuel shortages.

Govt to review 27 coal mines next week

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 23:25

With the country reeling under fuel shortages, the government will next week review 27 captive coal blocks allocated to firms like NTPC, Sasan Power and SAIL, which have not yet reached peak capacity or which are likely to start production in the current fiscal.

Coal Minister Goyal seeks update on missing files

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 19:42

Coal Minister Piyush Goyal has sought an update on missing coal block allocation files and ordered "micro-filming" of all documents to prevent such problems in the future.

Nippon Steel puts iron ore, coal on $1 bn fund's investment radar

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 23:01

Japan`s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp may consider investing in iron ore or coking coal mines from its nearly USD 1 billion warchest for overseas investments but won`t bid for the US plants of Russia`s Severstal, an executive said.

New govt asks CIL to prepare action plan to enhance output

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 17:32

State-owned Coal India (CIL) has been asked by the new government to prepare an action plan for enhancing output over the next five years and fast-track the completion of projects and expansion of existing coal mines.

Centre set up panel to identify more coal mines for auction

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 19:00

In a bid to expedite coal auction process, the Centre has announced a nine-member panel, which will identify more blocks, in addition to already selected 54 mines, for sale through competitive bidding.

Coal Min makes amendments in bidding document on 3 coal blocks

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 16:14

The Coal Ministry has made amendments in certain clauses of the bidding document pertaining to the three coal blocks put for auction.

Indian activist Ramesh Agrawal wins Goldman Environment Prize

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 19:14

Ramesh Agrawal has been awarded the Goldman Environment Prize.

Govt to clarify coal bidders' concerns next week

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 21:14

The inter-ministerial committee (IMC) Thursday discussed issues raised by bidders for three coal blocks put up for auction and will clarify their concerns next week.

Coal bidders concerned about many issues; IMC meet Thursday

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 19:29

As the government initiated the process of auctioning coal blocks, bidders have raised concerns on several issues, including discrepancies in reserves in the biggest of the three mines put up for sale.