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Talaipalli coal block may start commercial production from 2019-20: NCC

Infra major NCC Ltd expects to start development and operation of Talaipalli coal block from 2019-20 onwards and contribute about Rs 190 crore to topline during the first year of its commercial operation. The company is also betting big on infrastructure and housing projects from Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh which is under

China’s top two banks refuse to fund Adani’s $12.5-bn Carmichael coal mine

China’s two biggest banks said they do not plan to finance a controversial Australian coal mine, in the latest blow to Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprises’ long delayed project. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and China Construction Bank said in separate statements they were not working on the project, after media recently reported that

‘Coal import may see further dip on self-sufficiency push’

Global rating agency Fitch has said India’s dependency on imported coal may continue to decline as the government moves ahead on the path of self- sufficiency. “We expect India’s thermal coal imports to continue to fall as the government maintains its push for self-sufficiency and as renewable energy output increases,” the global rating agency said.

India’s North American coal imports highest since 2015

India’s coal imports from North America quadrupled to 2.1 million tonnes in October from a year ago, the highest since at least January 2015, Thomson Reuters data showed, and buyers are looking to boost purchases amid a domestic shortage of the fuel. A ban on the use of petroleum coke, a dirtier but better-burning alternative

Govt plans coal transportation in covered trucks, rail wagons

Scurrying for solutions to fight the toxic air pollution, the government has said it plans to transport coal in covered rail wagons and trucks across the country. Ferrying of coal in uncovered vehicles and rail wagons is said to be one of the key reasons behind high pollution levels along the transportation route from coal

CIL arm examining show cause notices issued by Odisha govt

State-owned CIL today said its arm Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) is examining the show cause notices issued to it by the Odisha government for violating environment norms and other regulations. “There are total 24 notices, signed on October 31, 2017 and which have been received in different projects on November 1, 2017. The show cause

CIL coal dispatch in Apr-Oct via road up by 12 MT

The dispatch of coal by state- owned CIL to its consumers in various sectors including power, through road in April-October went up by 12 million tonne. In a bid to provide more coal to the power producers, Coal India (CIL) had offered to supply the fuel to plants located at shorter distance by road from

Piyush Goyal exhorts Coal India employees to meet targets

Coal Minister Piyush Goyal made a fervent appeal to the employees of state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) to work towards meeting the two crucial production targets of 2018 and 2020. CIL has set a production target of 600 MT by 2018 and one billion tonnes by 2020. “This target is not unachievable. Please take this