Coal Sector Current Affairs, GK & News

Coal Directory of India 2020-21

Coal Controller’s Organization released its flagship publications “Coal Directory of India 2020-21”, recently. Highlights Coal Controller’s Organisation is a subordinate office under Ministry of Coal. The publication was released by the Secretary of Ministry of Coal, Dr. Anil Kumar Jain in Delhi. What is ‘Coal Directory of India 2020-21’? The Coal Directory of India 2020-201 ..

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Coal Shortage Crisis in India

As per data of “Central Electricity Authority of India”. India is facing an unprecedented shortage of coal stocks across the thermal plants which might lead to a power crisis. Highlights Of total 135 thermal plants using coal for power generation, 106 or nearly 80 per cent were either in critical or supercritical stage, on October ..

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Vriksharopan Abhiyan – 2021 to be launched

Vriksharopan Abhiyan – 2021 of Coal Ministry is all set to be Launched on August 19, 2021. It will be launched as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Key Points In this year, coal PSUs of the Ministry of Coal have set an ambitious target to cover 2385 hectares of area under “Go Greening” drive. ..

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Single Window Clearance System for Coal Mines

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently launched the “Single Window Clearance System” for coal mines. What is Single Window Clearance System? The Single Window Clearance System for Coal Mines is an online platform launched to obtain clearances for smooth operationalisation of coal mines. It is aimed at allowing coal bidders to obtain all required ..

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First Tranche of Coal Mine Auction to Generate Rs 7,000 crores of revenue

On November 9, 2020, the Coal Minister Shri Pralhad Joshi announced that the 19 mines were auctioned during first tranche of coal mine auction. The first tranche of the auction is to generate revenue of Rs 7,000 crores. The auctioned mines have peak rated capacity of 51 million tonnes. Key Highlights Of the 19 auctioned ..

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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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