With several thermal power plants facing an acute shortage of coal, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal has asked the Railways to increase coal loading to up to 500 rakes per day to meet power demand in summer.
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy today trained guns at industrialist Gautam Adani, alleging that he was the “biggest NPA (non-performing assets) trapeze artiste” and demanded that he be made accountable.
The BSE Sensex hit a fresh record high of 34,487.52 while NSE Nifty touched lifetime high of 10,659.15 in opening session today on smart gains in Coal India, Tata Motors and SBI.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said it has attached over 348 acres of land in Madhya Pradesh, valued at about Rs 4.53 crore, in connection with its probe into the coal allocation scam.
The state government has started the process of importing coal to meet the severe shortage, Energy Minister D K Shivakumar said Friday.
To let the common man understand and appreciate the operations involved in coal mining, mine tourism was started in a small way by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation at Saoner and Gondegaon in Nagpur district.
Indian mining giant Adani is close to securing loans from China to build a 388-km railway in Queensland for its controversy-hit 16.5 billion dollars Carmichael coal mine project, a media report said today.
In the wake of acute shortage of coal, the state government has decided to procure coal bypassing the Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurement (KTPP) Act, Energy Minister D K Shivakumar said on Tuesday.
The State government is quietly initiating steps to import coal to ensure adequate power supply during coming summer, when the crucial Assembly election is due.
To address concerns over the shortage of coal in thermal power plants, the Centre said it has a detailed plan to ensure its smooth supply.