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Power projects worth Rs 36,000 cr stranded on coal shortages

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 16:29

To increase gas availability for power plants, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has taken various steps.

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.

PowerMin may seek scrapping of proposed duty on solar gear

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 14:56

The Power Ministry may seek dropping of the proposal to levy anti-dumping duty on imported solar power equipment on the plea that the current manufacturing capacity is not sufficient to meet the requirements of electricity generating firms in the sector.

Coal India not to be split: Piyush Goyal

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 12:01

CIL, which missed its output target of 482 million tonnes by producing 462 million tons of coal in 2013-14, has seven subsidiaries.

CoalMin not to reconsider decision on mines deallocation

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 14:57

The Coal Ministry has turned down the plea of Power ministry for reconsidering the decision on deallocation of eight coal blocks of power producers like Essar Power, Hindalco and Tata Power, a move that may hit an investment of around Rs 20,000 crore.

NTPC, Lanco power plants facing coal supply problem: Goyal

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 17:25

The development comes at a time when State-owned Coal India and NTPC are at loggerheads over quality of coal being supplied to the plants of the power producer.

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.

Multiple grade slippages in coal supply to NTPC by CIL

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 17:05

The development comes at a time when both coal and power ministries are under one minister-Piyush Goyal.

Coal quality issue by CIL comes to the fore again

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 19:58

The quality of coal supplied by CIL has become a bone of contention again as the Power Ministry has alleged that stones and boulders are still being despatched even after introduction of third party sampling.

Advise CIL to supply fuel at notified price:PowerMin to CoalMin

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 13:07

Delhi: Cautioning that an increase in the cost of coal would result in more expensive electricity, the Power Ministry has asked its coal counterpart to advise CIL to supply fuel at the company's notified price.

Uninterrupted power, fuel should be government's top priority

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 15:23

Fuel shortages can be mitigated by expeditiously granting environment and forest clearances to coal mines.