Thursday April 10, 2014
The Centre will consider next month Tata Steel's request seeking environment clearance to its coal mine expansion project in Jharkhand, according to an official source.
Tuesday April 8, 2014
JSW Steel has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Jharkhand government for setting up a 10 MT sponge iron plant there at an estimated investment of Rs 35,000 crore.
Sunday March 30, 2014
A high-level panel has recommended environment clearance for the expansion of Coal India subsidiary Central Coalfield's mining project in Jharkhand with certain riders, according to an official document.
Friday March 14, 2014
Coal India has a strong workforce of 3.49 lakh employees, of which 19,000 executives had called for strike pressing for implementation of performance-related pay and new pension scheme, which requires the Coal Ministry's nod.
Tuesday March 11, 2014
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Centre on a plea by Adani Power Ltd against de-allocation of the coal blocks allocated to the company in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra.
Sunday March 9, 2014
The government has decided to give firms, including JSPL and Tata Steel, more time to seek clearances from Environment Ministry and furnish proof on the same to Coal Ministry by December 1, failing which their mines would be deallocated.
Tuesday February 25, 2014
Power Grid Corporation has been kept out of the proposed CPSE Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), which will now consist of 10 companies, including ONGC, Coal India, GAIL and Indian Oil.
Sunday February 23, 2014
The Coal Ministry has asked Steel Authority of India Ltd to deposit a bank guarantee of Rs 57 lakh for delaying development of a mine in Jharkhand allocated to the company for captive use. This follows recommendations an inter-ministerial group (IMG)...
Saturday February 22, 2014
The Coal Ministry on Friday decided to de-allocate a coal block allocated to Tata Steel in Jharkhand, taking the number of coal blocks cancelled in the last five days to 29.
Thursday February 20, 2014
The Coal Ministry on Thursday decided to cancel another coal block, which had been given to Corporate Ispat Alloys Ltd, taking the total number of mines de-allocated for not being developed on time to 27 so far.
Thursday February 20, 2014
ArcelorMittal on Thursday said it has voluntarily surrendered its stakes in two coal blocks - Rampia and Dip of Rampia - following its decision to exit from the $12-billion steel project in Odisha in July last year.
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday February 20, 2014
A regulator for the coal sector would be set up through an executive order, the government said today.
Friday February 14, 2014
An inter-ministerial panel which was to meet on February 19 to review the status of existing coal supply agreements with the power sector will now meet on February 21.
Tuesday February 11, 2014
The note for consideration of the Cabinet Committee on Investment suggests that the Coal Ministry sign initial pacts as envisaged to provide coal to consumers, including CPPs, which cannot be covered with letters of assurances or fuel supply agreemen...
Sunday February 9, 2014
The Planning Commission and other high-level panels such as the Expert Committee on Road Map for Coal Sector Reforms, also known as the T L Shankar Committee, had recommended restructuring CIL in view of the rapidly increasing demand for coal, the ne...
India | Press Trust of India | Monday February 3, 2014
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in its meeting tomorrow is likely to modify the earlier decision to give a go ahead to state governments for granting mining leases for coal blocks to companies if there is no CBI enquiry against them.
Thursday January 30, 2014
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCAE) on Thursday did not take up the issue of 61 coal blocks allotted to private companies such as Tata Steel, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) and Hindalco, which have been unable to develop the mines withi...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Wednesday January 15, 2014
The government today told the Supreme Court that it will cancel 41 coal block allocations made between 1993 and 2009 but yet to take off. The Supreme Court is hearing the case linked to violations in the grant of coal mining licences without bidding,...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday January 13, 2014
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today told the Supreme Court that it has completed investigations into allocations of coal blocks made when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was in charge of the coal ministry between 2006 and 2009. In a sealed ...
India | A Vaidyanathan | Monday January 13, 2014
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is all set to file a detailed status report in the Supreme Court today on its probe into the alleged irregularities in coal blocks allocation.