Govt wants power plants to keep buying coal despite weak demand; electricity consumption slumps 21% in first two weeks of lockdown
Power plants buying coal now is crucial for Coal India, as the state-run company’s production and supply capabilities are at their peak.
Coronavirus Outbreak: India's coal import drops over 27% to 16 MT in March due to restrictions imposed at various ports
India's coal import in March stood at 15.74 million tonnes (MT), down 27.5 percent over last year, due to restrictions imposed at various ports in the wake of coronavirus outbreak in the country
Coal India will exceed last year's production figures of 606.9 million tonne in current fiscal: Official
Despite coal production being hampered at Dipka mines due to prolonged rains, Coal India Ltd will exceed last year's production figures, a top coal ministry official said here on Tuesday
Q2 GDP growth at 4.5%: Manmohan Singh says state of economy 'unacceptable,' country's aspiration is to grow at 8-9%
Manmohan Singh stressed that there was a need to change the 'current climate' in our society from one of fear to one of confidence for our economy to start growing at 8 percent per annum.
Singareni Coal mines to offer Rs 1.01 lakh bonus to each worker; clocks record profit of Rs 1,765 cr in 2018-19
From a 'meagre' Rs 13,540 in 2013-14, the last year in undivided Andhra Pradesh, the bonus to Singareni Coal Mine workers had been increased gradually in the last five years
Thermal coal is the mainstay of the country's energy programme as 70 percent of power generation is dependent on the dry fuel, while coking coal is used mainly for steel-making.
Coal India's total production as on February stood at 528 MT, up 6.6 percent in the first 11 months of the current fiscal.
During 2017-18, coal imports increased to 208.27 MT due to increase in demand by consuming sectors.
Inside India’s coal industry, part 1: Transport woes continue to throttle supply as metal, power plants face shortages of the dry fuel
Maintaining a regular supply of coal is becoming difficult for private steel, power, and aluminium producers, as they face shortage of coal due to throttled production in mines and poor transportation facilities
Donald Trump's Paris Agreement pullout, China's reduced coal production paves way for Beijing to be global leader
The BP review reaffirms China's commitment to fighting climate change even after United States president Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement.
Rajnath Singh rebuts Donald Trump's statement on Paris climate accord, urges US to rethink its decision
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that US President Donald Trump's statement withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement had come as a shock for India but he was sure that America would rethink its decision.
By 2047, however, coal's share of India's energy mix would shrink to 42-48 percent, from about 58 percent in 2015,
Global Natural Resources Conclave Day 1: Make in India won't succeed if we don't have makers in India, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy
By leveraging economic resources with human capital for a high rate of growth, India's mission to skill 400 million by 2022 is taking shape
Further, the company has planned to invest Rs 5,069 crore in various projects
State-run Coal India is opening mines at the rate of one a month and expanding existing ones, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi fast-tracks environmental clearances to double output this decade
The state-owned miner may miss its output target of 507 MT by over 10 MT in the ongoing fiscal on account of various delays at the level of states in operationalising mines.
The ministry has decided to extend the exemption from holding public hearings for a one-time expansion of existing coal mines of 20 million tonnes capacity provided the transportation of additional coal is done by means of conveyor or rail transport.
State-run Coal India today said it aims at raising production capacity to 180 million tonne over the next five years.