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Coal Bed Methane

The Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas recently discussed the policies regarding coal bed methane in the Rajya Sabha. Coal Bed Methane Coal Bed Methane or Coal Seam Gas refers to methane gas that is adsorbed onto coal seams which is a solid matrix. It is a gaseous fuel that is extracted from the ..

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Ordinance promulgated to amend coal mining laws

On January 11, 2020, the Government of India promulgated ordinance to amend coal mining laws in order to ease auction of coal mines. Highlights The GoI has promulgated ordinance to amend MMDR act (Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation act), 1957 and Coal Mines (Special Provisions) act [CMSP], 2015. Objectives of the amendment It will ..

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Coal India to produce 1 billion tons of coal by 2024

On November 2, 2019, the coal Ministry has announced that Coal India Limited (CIL) will produce 750 million tons of coal by the end of financial year 2020-21. It will further increase the coal production to 1 billion tons by 2023-24. Currently CIL has a target of 660 million tons of coal production. This is ..

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Government launches UTTAM App for coal quality monitoring

The Ministry of Coal has launched UTTAM (Unlocking Transparency by Third Party Assessment of Mined Coal) Application for coal quality monitoring. The app aims to ensure transparency and efficiency in coal quality monitoring process and bring coal governance closer to people. Key Facts The app has been jointly developed by Ministry of Coal and Coal ..

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CCEA gives Approval to New Coal Linkage Policy

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a new coal linkage policy to ensure adequate supply of the fuel to power plants through reverse auction. The new policy will help in ensuring fuel supplies to the power plants in an organised manner. Need Though, the government’s initiatives and prevailing market conditions to a large extent ..

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