Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Wednesday warned if uninterrupted supply of coal was not ensured for the state, it could lead to a food crisis as paddy plantation will be severely affected.
Emphasising on the need to decarbonise electricity generation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman R K Pachauri on Saturday termed as a "wasteful approach" by the government to opt for coal-based power projects and pressed for the use of renewable and nuclear energy sources to satisfy the country`s power needs.
The Madras High Court today ordered issue of a notice to Tamil Nadu government on framing of guidelines with respect to occupational safety and health regulations to be maintained by various industries in the backdrop of the recent Supreme Court judgement pertaining to Coal Fired Thermal Power Plants (CFTPP) across the country.
Police today claimed to have busted a racket that was allegedly involved in lifting of coal from mines owned by Western Coalfields Limited under small and medium enterprises (SME) quota and selling it in open market for a premium.
Criticising UPA, Rajasthan BJP today alleged that despite there being a Congress government in the state, the Manmohan Singh government at the Centre did not provide sufficient coal and gas for power generation in the state.
The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Enforcement Directorate to file by February 8 the status report on its probe into coal scam for suspected money laundering and foreign exchange rules violations.
The United Nations` climate chief urged the coal industry on Monday to make dramatic changes to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions amid protests at a coal summit held on the sidelines of global climate talks.
Breaking his silence over missing coal files, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday promised a thorough probe, including by CBI, if the required papers are not traced so that the guilty can be punished but the opposition was dissatisfied and stalled the proceedings.