Coal mining in India Current Affairs, GK & News

Govt launches auctions for Second Tranche of Commercial Coal Mining

Central government has launched second tranche of commercial coal auction on March 25, 2021 following the award given to 19 mines out of 38 in first tranche of auction in November 2020. Highlights A comprehensive list of mines will be uploaded along with key technical data.  Following this, bidders will submit their preferences for mines ..

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India-Indonesia: 5th Joint Working Group on Coal to be held in November, 2020

On November 5, 2020, India and Indonesia are to hold the fifth joint working group on coal. The virtual meeting is to deliberate on Indian Coal policy reforms such as coal exploration and commercial coal mining, research and development and potential in off Indonesia India business cooperation on coal in the post covid-19. Highlights During ..

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Coal mine auctions opens access to forests in Central India

Forty-one coalmines that were up for auction include fully explored and partially explored mines in states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha. In this list, some of the mines are in biodiversity rich forest areas of central India, including a few in one of the largest contiguous stretches of dense forests called Hasdeo ..

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MoC launches ‘Star rating of Coal mines’ portal

Ministry of Coal (MoC) has recently launched a web portal for star rating of coal mines. Under the portal, all operational coalmines across the country will be enabled for self-rating. The mines will be subsequently validated by Coal Controller’s Organization (CCO), the subordinate office of Ministry of Coal. The mechanism on the portal would award ..

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100% FDI now allowed in Coal Mining

The Union Minister for Commerce announced the approval for over 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in coal mining and associated infrastructure. This will prove to be a major flip to the coal mining and thermal power generation sector of India while it is a let down to the environmentalists who have been requesting the Indian ..

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