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  • IEA chief backs India on coal, says no exit without financial support Mar 03, 2021 07:38 PM IST

    IEA chief backs India on coal, says no exit without financial support

    Developing nations like India depend on coal for 60 percent of their energy, and coal and associated sectors are major employment generators, Faith Birol said at the Energy Horizons Leadership Dialogue organised by Council on Energy, Environment and Water.

  • India's coal import drops 12 % to 181 MT in April-January Feb 28, 2021 12:58 PM IST

    India's coal import drops 12 % to 181 MT in April-January

    mjunction -- a joint venture of Tata Steel and SAIL -- is a B2B e-commerce company and also publishes research reports on coal and steel verticals.

  • Centre plans to permit sale of 50% coal from captive blocks; invites comments Feb 21, 2021 12:06 PM IST

    Centre plans to permit sale of 50% coal from captive blocks; invites comments

    The government plans to do so through incorporation of a provision in the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (MMDR).

  • Interview | DFCs to raise rail share in freight traffic to 45%: Ravindra Kumar Jain, MD, DFCCIL Feb 16, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    Interview | DFCs to raise rail share in freight traffic to 45%: Ravindra Kumar Jain, MD, DFCCIL

    DFCs have faced many difficulties, the biggest one was land acquisition and the second one was the removal of shifting of utilities.

  • Interview | Solar power can overtake coal in India within 10 years, says IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol Feb 09, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    Interview | Solar power can overtake coal in India within 10 years, says IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol

    India is set for explosive growth when it comes to solar, Fatih Birol told Moneycontrol in an exclusive interview.

  • India's electricity sector on cusp of solar-powered revolution, says International Energy Agency Feb 09, 2021 12:25 PM IST

    India's electricity sector on cusp of solar-powered revolution, says International Energy Agency

    Once the coal‐fired power plants currently under construction are completed over the next few years, there is unlikely to be a net growth in India’s coal fleet.

  • FY21 coal demand may be lower than previously estimated due to COVID-19: Pralhad Joshi Feb 08, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    FY21 coal demand may be lower than previously estimated due to COVID-19: Pralhad Joshi

    Domestic supply of coal during the April-December period of the ongoing financial year stood at 489.89MT, Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said in a reply in the Rajya Sabha.

  • India's coal import rises by 15% in December Feb 07, 2021 11:18 AM IST

    India's coal import rises by 15% in December

    Non-coking coal imports were at 15.63 MT in December this fiscal against 14.21 MT in the same month last fiscal. Coking coal imports were at 5.36 MT against 4.47 MT in December 2019-20, according to provisional data compiled by mjunction services.

  • Budget 2021: Power producers demand tax cuts on coal Jan 13, 2021 06:37 PM IST

    Budget 2021: Power producers demand tax cuts on coal

    A number of representations have been made to the Coal Ministry by a host of power producing companies as the government plans its annual budget.

  • Thermal coal imports at major ports fall 16% to 55 MT in April-December period: IPA Jan 06, 2021 06:07 PM IST

    Thermal coal imports at major ports fall 16% to 55 MT in April-December period: IPA

    Coal volumes at the 12 major ports declined for the ninth straight month in December 2020, as per the Indian Ports Association (IPA). These ports had handled 66MT of thermal coal and 42MT of coking coal in April-December period of the previous financial year.

  • Coal India's coal supply to consuming sectors grows 9% to 154.6 MT Jan 01, 2021 06:35 PM IST

    Coal India's coal supply to consuming sectors grows 9% to 154.6 MT

    The quarter-on-quarter output increase was a whopping 41.8 MT, clocking a robust growth of 36.4 percent.

  • Current domestic coal production inadequate to meet country's demand: Govt Dec 31, 2020 06:27 PM IST

    Current domestic coal production inadequate to meet country's demand: Govt

    Commercial auction of coal mines along with transparent measures taken by the Centre has come at an opportune time to bridge the mismatch between demand and supply of coal in the country.

  • Government to implement Coal Import Monitoring System from February 1 Dec 23, 2020 10:51 PM IST

    Government to implement Coal Import Monitoring System from February 1

    The categories of coal which will be subject to CIMS include anthracite coal, bituminous coal, coking coal, and steam coal as per the notification.

  • SC seeks reply from Centre, States on plea against coal blocks auction in densely forest areas Dec 14, 2020 10:02 PM IST

    SC seeks reply from Centre, States on plea against coal blocks auction in densely forest areas

    The seven states from whom the top court has sought response include Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Telangana.

  • India plans to allow relinquished coal-fired plants to sell power Dec 06, 2020 03:31 PM IST

    India plans to allow relinquished coal-fired plants to sell power

    The proposal, if approved, would help old coal plants earn additional revenue, increase liquidity in short-term power markets and help distribution companies in states facing a power deficit access cheaper power, the ministry said in the draft proposal dated Friday.

  • India's coal import drops 19% to 117 MT during April-October this fiscal Dec 06, 2020 12:56 PM IST

    India's coal import drops 19% to 117 MT during April-October this fiscal

    India had imported 143.63MT of coal during the corresponding period of FY 2019-20, according to a provisional compilation by mjunction services, based on monitoring of vessels' positions and data received from shipping companies.

  • Next round of commercial coal mine auction in January: Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi Nov 12, 2020 06:48 PM IST

    Next round of commercial coal mine auction in January: Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi

    The statement assumes significance as of the total 35 coal mines successfully auctioned in the last 10 tranches of auction, only 14 blocks could begin operations.

  • Renewable power grows strongly, despite the pandemic Nov 11, 2020 02:12 PM IST

    Renewable power grows strongly, despite the pandemic

    Renewables are likely to expand nearly 50% by 2025, the year when, together, they are expected to eclipse coal as the world’s largest source of electric power

  • Govt launches website to support R&D in coal sector Oct 09, 2020 08:28 PM IST

    Govt launches website to support R&D in coal sector

    The website broadly displays the guidelines for implementing coal research projects with various forms, so that anybody can submit proposals in requisite manner.

  • Coal India production up 32% at 40.51 million tonnes in September Oct 01, 2020 06:34 PM IST

    Coal India production up 32% at 40.51 million tonnes in September

    CIL produced 115 MT of coal in the July-September period against 104 MT in the same quarter last year, showing a growth of 10.6 percent.

  • Neither Centre nor state have right to mine coal in eco-sensitive zones: SC Sep 30, 2020 04:32 PM IST

    Neither Centre nor state have right to mine coal in eco-sensitive zones: SC

    The remark was made by the top court which was hearing Jharkhand government's pleas challenging the Centre's decision to auction coal blocks for commercial mining.

  • Charting the future course for coal Sep 21, 2020 10:54 AM IST

    Charting the future course for coal

    The fossil fuel, including coal, is at a crossroads; a new book mines deep to assess the transition that lies ahead

  • India's coal import drops 35% in August on lower demand from power, cement players Sep 13, 2020 12:22 PM IST

    India's coal import drops 35% in August on lower demand from power, cement players

    The country imported 19.14MT of coal in August last year, according to provisional compilation by mjunction, based on monitoring of vessels’ positions and data received from shipping companies.

  • CIL to invest over Rs 1.22 lakh crore by 2023-24 : Coal minister Pralhad Joshi Sep 01, 2020 05:10 PM IST

    CIL to invest over Rs 1.22 lakh crore by 2023-24 : Coal minister Pralhad Joshi

    Out of the proposed spend of over 1.22 lakh crore, Coal India Ltd (CIL) has planned to invest Rs 32,696 crore on coal evacuation, Rs 25,117 crore on mine infrastructure and Rs 29,461 crore on project development by 2023-24, the minister said while addressing a stakeholders' meet organised by the PSU through video conferencing.

  • India plans deep cut in thermal coal imports in coming years Aug 25, 2020 08:00 PM IST

    India plans deep cut in thermal coal imports in coming years

    India spent 1.58 trillion rupees ($21.28 billion) on importing 247 million tonnes of coal, including 197 million tonnes of thermal grade, in the fiscal year to March 2020, M. Nagaraju, a joint secretary in the coal ministry, told a seminar.

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