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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 ..

Ministry of Coal to Establish Sustainable Development Cell

The Ministry of Coal, Government of India has decided to establish a ‘Sustainable Development Cell’ that will advise, plan, mentor and monitor the mitigation measures taken by the coal companies for maximizing the utilization of resources available across the country in a sustainable way by minimizing the adverse impact of mitigating and mining for ecosystem ..

Global carbon emission’s link to India’s economic growth

Recent study published in the journal Nature Climate Change showed a link between the lower global carbon emission growth with India’s slowing economy. The growth in carbon dioxide emission has reduced in 2019 compared to 2018 according to the study and is linked to lower coal usage by India and China. China accounts for 50% ..

High natural gas usage contributing to record high CO2 levels

Recent reports show that the level of carbon dioxide emission continues to grow despite the decline in coal consumption. The carbon dioxide emission is set to rise by 0.6% in 2019 according to the Global Carbon Project. Though this is lower than last year’s rate, the current emission rate will reach record high levels in ..

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 ..

Short Note : Renewable Energy

The simple laws of economics threaten to doom the world’s remaining coal power plants. The culprit- renewables. What is happening? The rapid and sustained fall in the price of wind and solar costs has put the majority of the world’s coal fleet could be phased out for renewable energy. This will also save customers money ..

Update – Performance of Eight Core Industries (May, 2019)

In a report released by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, the Eight Core Industries Index (ICI) of the Indian Economy has registered a significant improvement of 5.1% in May 2019. However, this is lesser than April 2019 in which a significant revision of coal, cement, crude oil, steel, and electricity production improved its growth ..