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Union government launches Prakash portal to monitor Coal supply

The Union government has launched a Prakash portal – ‘Power Rail Koyla Availability through Supply Harmony’ – for better coordination among the Ministries of Power, Coal and Indian Railways for coal supply to power plants. The portal, which is developed by NTPC, is designed to help in mapping and monitoring entire coal supply chain for ..

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 ..

Ahmedabad-based Adani group gets final approval for controversy-hit Carmichael coal mine project

Ahmedabad-based Adani group has recently got final approval for controversy-hit Carmichael coal mine project in Australia, after Queensland State authorities approved its groundwater management plan. The final approval for the Adani group’s long-delayed billion-dollar mega coal mine project came only weeks after a surprise election win of Australia’s pro-coal ruling coalition led by Prime Minister ..

India fourth highest emitter of carbon dioxide in world

According to the study by the Global Carbon Project, India is the fourth highest emitter of CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the world, accounting for 7% of global emissions in 2017. India’s emissions look set to continue their strong growth by an average of 6.3% in 2018, with growth across all fuels — coal (7.1%), oil ..

PB Bhattacharyya authors book “When Coal Turned Gold: The Making of a Maharatna Company”

The book “When Coal Turned Gold: The Making of a Maharatna Company” has been authored by Partha Sarathi Bhattacharyya, the former chairman of Coal India Ltd (CIL). The author tells the story of how he dealt with the Dhanbad coal mafia, how he changed the way the industry was perceived, how he dealt with the ..

Ministry of Coal launches Khan Prahari app to curb illegal coal mining activity in coalfield areas of country

The Ministry of Coal has launched the Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System (CMSMS) and ‘Khan Prahari’ mobile application in New Delhi. The basic purpose of CMSMS is reporting, monitoring and taking suitable action on unauthorised coal mining activities. The CMSMS is a Web-based GIS application through which location of sites for unauthorised mining can ..

‘Coal Mitra’ Portal launched

The Ministry of Power has launched ‘Coal Mitra’ Web Portal to facilitate flexibility in utilization of domestic coal. The government has now allowed swapping of coal between PSUs and the Private Sector. Earlier in May, the ministry of coal had already permitted coal swapping among central and state-owned power plants to have operational efficiency. This ..

Indian billionaires shove for coal in Australia

Impelled by an insatiate requirement for energy back home, a number of Indian billionaires are thrusting to get their hands on Australian coal mines. G.V.K. Reddy-led and Gautam Adani-led conglomerates have already invested billions in various Australian coal mining projects. The names of other Indian coal barons include Anil Ambani, Aditya Birla and Madhusudhan Rao ..