Coal articles

Panel pulls up govt. for diverting coal cess

The 42nd standing committee on energy in its report on stressed gas-based power plants tabled in Parliament earlier this month has pulled up the government for diverting coal cess to compensate States for revenue loss post-GST, and recommended financial support to the stressed gas-based power projects in the country from National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF).

Tangedco justifies coal imports

Admitting that the government had granted a one-time exemption to import coal from private firms, the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) denied that it overpaid for the 1.10 lakh tonnes of coal imported recently.

Coal shortage hits aluminium units

The Aluminium Association of India (AAI) has written to the government asking it to stop prioritising coal supply to power plants. The exclusion of other industries that required coal was depriving them of the much-needed raw material essential for their functioning, the association said.

Thermal coal imports surge 19%

India’s top 12 major ports reported a 19.32% surge in imports of thermal coal to 28.28 million tonnes during April-June this year, latest report from the Indian Ports Association (IPA) had said. The Centre-owned ports had handled 23.70 million tonnes (MT) of the thermal coal in the corresponding period of the previous financial year.