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India-Indonesia 5th Joint Working Group on Coal held virtually

On November 5, 2020, the India-Indonesia fifth joint working group on coal was held. The meeting of the working group was held through video conference. Key Highlights During the meeting, the countries discussed on Indian Coal Policy reforms, commercial mining of coal in India and coking coal exploration. Background India is currently looking for opportunities ..

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CSE Report: Supports incentives and penalties to get clean power

On October 21, 2020, the centre for science and environment submitted a report titled “meeting emission norms working paper on penalty and incentive mechanism for coal-based power plants”. The report mainly speaks about the incentives provided for Clean power stations. Key findings of the report The report praises the concept of “first run”. This concept ..

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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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Carrisa kopilii

A hydroelectricity project in the river is threatening the wild berry species called Carrisa kopilii according to a new study. About the Plant Carrisa kopilii is a species of wild berry noted for its medicinal purposes. It is found at altitudes of 85 to 600 metres above the sea level. It grows in the Kopili ..

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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 ..

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