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  • Indian private firms seen developing 15 million tonnes capacity coal mines this year: Minister Jul 01, 2020 07:17 AM IST

    Indian private firms seen developing 15 million tonnes capacity coal mines this year: Minister

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi this month officially launched the auction of 41 coal mines to companies including those in the private sector, with an annual production capacity that is nearly one third of national total output.

  • CIL's coal supply to power sector drops 24% to 62 MT in Apr-May Jun 25, 2020 04:21 PM IST

    CIL's coal supply to power sector drops 24% to 62 MT in Apr-May

    The supply of coal by CIL to the power sector in April-May, 2018-19 was at 81.29MT, according to recent government data.

  • Jharkhand govt moves SC against Centre's decision of auctioning coal blocks for commercial mining Jun 20, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    Jharkhand govt moves SC against Centre's decision of auctioning coal blocks for commercial mining

    While launching the auction process which is expected to garner Rs 33,000 crore of capital investment in the country for the next 5-7 years, PM Modi had said that it is a major step in the direction of achieving self-reliance.

  • India records 0.3% coal production in 2019, lowest since 2001: Report Jun 18, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    India records 0.3% coal production in 2019, lowest since 2001: Report

    Global coal consumption declined by 0. 6 percent, while its share in primary energy fell to 27 percent – the lowest in 16 years

  • PM Modi launches auction process for 41 coal blocks for commercial mining Jun 18, 2020 12:02 PM IST

    PM Modi launches auction process for 41 coal blocks for commercial mining

    Launching the auction of mines for commercial mining, that is expected to garner Rs 33,000 crore of capital investment in the country over next five to seven years, the Prime Minister said India will win the coronavirus war and turn this crisis into an opportunity, and the pandemic will make India self-reliant.

  • PM Modi to launch auction of commercial mining on Thursday; 41 coal blocks to be put on sale Jun 17, 2020 03:17 PM IST

    PM Modi to launch auction of commercial mining on Thursday; 41 coal blocks to be put on sale

    The virtual auction event will be centred on the theme "Unleashing coal: New hopes for Aatmanirbhar Bharat", the coal ministry said.

  • PM Modi to launch auction for commercial coal mining next week Jun 11, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    PM Modi to launch auction for commercial coal mining next week

    As India has recently embraced the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, the coal and mining sector has started gearing up to make the country self-reliant in coal mining through structural reforms, the ministry said.

  • Coal import drops 20% to 19 MT in May; imported fuel demand may remain subdued in short-term Jun 07, 2020 01:37 PM IST

    Coal import drops 20% to 19 MT in May; imported fuel demand may remain subdued in short-term

    Demand for coal import is expected to remain subdued in the short-term given the high coal stock levels in pithead and power plants, according to mjunction.

  • Govt to invest Rs 1 lakh crore to ramp up coal production: Pralhad Joshi Jun 06, 2020 06:30 PM IST

    Govt to invest Rs 1 lakh crore to ramp up coal production: Pralhad Joshi

    He was speaking at the virtual inauguration of Western Coal Field's (WCL) one underground mine in Adasa-Nagpur in Maharashtra and two underground mines in Sharda and Dhankasa in Madhya Pradesh with a total capital expenditure of Rs 849 crore.

  • Western Coalfields Ltd targets 100 MT coal production by FY27: Nitin Gadkari Jun 06, 2020 01:42 PM IST

    Western Coalfields Ltd targets 100 MT coal production by FY27: Nitin Gadkari

    Inaugurating three mines of WCL through video conferencing, the road transport, highways and MSME minister also asked the company to employ more 'sons of the soil' in its projects.

  • Coal India's May sales driven sharply lower by slump in power demand Jun 01, 2020 10:55 PM IST

    Coal India's May sales driven sharply lower by slump in power demand

    More than three quarters of the electricity generated in India is derived from coal, with Coal India - the world's largest coal miner - accounting for more than four fifths of India's domestic production.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Coal supply by CIL to power sector dips 22% to 32 MT in April due to demand slump May 28, 2020 12:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Coal supply by CIL to power sector dips 22% to 32 MT in April due to demand slump

    Coal India (CIL) had supplied 40.90 million tonnes (MT) of April, 2019, coal ministry said in a report.

  • Govt may launch coal blocks auction process under commercial mining on June 11 May 27, 2020 04:40 PM IST

    Govt may launch coal blocks auction process under commercial mining on June 11

    The government last week approved a methodology for commercial mining of coal on revenue sharing basis.

  • Commercial mining to improve coal availability, attract FDI, say experts May 17, 2020 07:30 AM IST

    Commercial mining to improve coal availability, attract FDI, say experts

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her fourth tranche of the economic package announced that commercial mining will be done on revenue sharing mechanism instead of the regime of fixed rupee/tonne.

  • Centre to introduce commercial coal mining: FM Nirmala Sitharaman May 16, 2020 04:36 PM IST

    Centre to introduce commercial coal mining: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

    The announcement was a part of the fourth set of measures under the Rs 20 lakh crore COVID-19 relief package.

  • Coal India mandated to replace at least 100 MT of imports with domestic coal in FY21 May 14, 2020 02:25 PM IST

    Coal India mandated to replace at least 100 MT of imports with domestic coal in FY21

    State-owned CIL has been mandated by the government to replace at least 100 million tonnes (MT) of imports with domestically-produced coal in the ongoing fiscal.

  • World's largest wealth fund blacklists Glencore, other giants over coal use May 13, 2020 08:22 PM IST

    World's largest wealth fund blacklists Glencore, other giants over coal use

    Norway's parliament agreed in June 2019 to toughen existing limits on coal investments by the world's largest fund by excluding firms that mined more than 20 million tonnes of coal a year or generated more than 10 gigawatts of power from coal.

  • CIL's supply to power sector falls in March amid slump in coal demand May 06, 2020 01:55 PM IST

    CIL's supply to power sector falls in March amid slump in coal demand

    CIL, the world's largest coal-producing company, is a major supplier of the dry fuel to the power sector in India.

  • Coronavirus lockdown: India's avoidable coal imports to be brought down to zero Apr 21, 2020 05:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: India's avoidable coal imports to be brought down to zero

    This comes at a time when the country's coal imports increased marginally by 3.2 percent to 242.97 million tonnes (MT) in the just-concluded FY20. Of the total, 110MT of fuel was unavoidable import, while the remaining nearly 130MT is avoidable import, the source said.

  • No plans to scale down Coal India's FY21 production target amid subdued demand Apr 19, 2020 10:33 AM IST

    No plans to scale down Coal India's FY21 production target amid subdued demand

    "There are no plans to revise downwards the output target of Coal India (CIL) for the ongoing fiscal. Coal India has been given the target to produce 710 MT of coal," the official said on condition of anonymity.

  • Coronavirus impact: India's coal import drops over 27% to 16 MT in March Apr 08, 2020 02:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: India's coal import drops over 27% to 16 MT in March

    The country had imported 21.72MT of coal in March last year, according to a provisional compilation by mjunction services based on monitoring of vessels' positions and data received from shipping companies.

  • China's January-February coal output drops 6.3% as coronavirus disrupts Mar 16, 2020 09:22 AM IST

    China's January-February coal output drops 6.3% as coronavirus disrupts

    China churned out 489.03 million tonnes of coal over January and February, down from 513.67 million tonnes in the same period last year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed on Monday.

  • Coal stock at power plants rises to highest-ever level: CIL Mar 13, 2020 05:33 PM IST

    Coal stock at power plants rises to highest-ever level: CIL

    It is "sufficient" for running the power plants for 23 days, a day more than the 22-day fuel stock mandate of Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the official said.

  • India 2019 thermal coal imports rise 12.6% to nearly 200 million tonnes: government Mar 10, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    India 2019 thermal coal imports rise 12.6% to nearly 200 million tonnes: government

    Coal is among the top five commodities imported by India, the world's largest consumer, importer and producer of the fuel.

  • India's annual coal power output falls for first time in a decade Feb 17, 2020 09:30 PM IST

    India's annual coal power output falls for first time in a decade

    While greater adoption of renewable energy contributed to lower output from coal-fired utilities, weak economic growth added to a slowdown in overall demand for electricity, economists say.

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