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  • Karnataka CM post not vacant, no leadership change: Union Minister Pralhad Joshi May 29, 2021 08:17 PM IST

    Karnataka CM post not vacant, no leadership change: Union Minister Pralhad Joshi

    Speculations have been rife for sometime now that efforts were on within the ruling BJP to exert pressure for unseating Yediyurappa, the 78-year-old Lingayat strong man.

  • Coal & Mines Ministry decides to swap coal linkage of KPCL from MCL to WCL Apr 20, 2021 09:45 PM IST

    Coal & Mines Ministry decides to swap coal linkage of KPCL from MCL to WCL

    Pralhad Joshi said this swapping will enable KPCL source 26.46 lakh metric tonnes of coal per annum from WCL, which is in close proximity.

  • Coal ministry offers 67 more blocks under new set of commercial auctions Mar 25, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    Coal ministry offers 67 more blocks under new set of commercial auctions

    Out of these, 37 are fully explored, meaning it could be brought to production immediately, and 30 partially. During the first round of auctions held last year, 19 mines received successful bids, out of the 38 on offer.

  • Parliament passes bill to boost private investment in mining, Opposition protests Mar 22, 2021 08:55 PM IST

    Parliament passes bill to boost private investment in mining, Opposition protests

    Earlier while moving the bill for consideration, Joshi said its major objective is to generate employment in the sector and enhance the contribution of the mining sector in the total GDP of the country.

  • Lok Sabha passes bill to amend MMDR Act Mar 19, 2021 04:29 PM IST

    Lok Sabha passes bill to amend MMDR Act

    "The reform in the mining sector would generate 55 lakh direct and indirect employment. To enhance mining activity, we will allow private sector with enhanced technology in mineral exploration," Union minister Pralhad Joshi said.

  • 'Amrit Mahotsav' will be celebrated to mark 75 years of India's Independence: PM Modi Mar 10, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    'Amrit Mahotsav' will be celebrated to mark 75 years of India's Independence: PM Modi

    Addressing the BJP's parliamentary party meeting, which was held almost after a year, PM Modi informed that the grand festival to commemorate the 75th year of Independence will be held at 75 locations across the country for 75 weeks, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said.

  • 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.

  • Coal sector to play vital role in achieving target of $5 trillion economy: Amit Shah Jan 11, 2021 09:31 PM IST

    Coal sector to play vital role in achieving target of $5 trillion economy: Amit Shah

    Launching a single window clearance system for the coal sector, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said commercial coal mining auctions will now facilitate small and medium industries to receive coal supplies easily.

  • NALCO plans around Rs 30,000 crore investment on expansion, diversification by FY28 Jan 07, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    NALCO plans around Rs 30,000 crore investment on expansion, diversification by FY28

    Of the proposed investment, Rs 22,000 crore will be spent on smelter and captive power plant (CPP) expansions, which also include expansion of the company’s smelter plant at Angul district in Odisha with construction of a 1400 MW feeder CPP.

  • 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.

  • Union Minister Pralhad Joshi tests COVID positive Oct 07, 2020 09:25 PM IST

    Union Minister Pralhad Joshi tests COVID positive

    Joshi, an MP from Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency, played a crucial role in the conduct of the recent Parliament session amid the pandemic in his capacity as the Parliamentary Affairs Minister.

  • 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.

  • Coal India trade unions to proceed with 3-day strike from July 2 as talks fail Jul 01, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    Coal India trade unions to proceed with 3-day strike from July 2 as talks fail

    During the meeting, the minister told union leaders that commercial coal mining was necessary as Coal India alone would not be able to meet the country's coal demand, Pandey said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Govt not intending to privatise Coal India: Pralhad Joshi May 18, 2020 07:24 PM IST

    Govt not intending to privatise Coal India: Pralhad Joshi

    "The Government of India does not intend to privatise Coal India Ltd. Instead, the government is strengthening CIL and will continue to do so," the Coal Minister said.

  • Govt asks states to curb thermal coal imports Mar 16, 2020 02:25 PM IST

    Govt asks states to curb thermal coal imports

    Replying to a query in the Upper House during Question Hour, Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said India houses the fourth largest resources in the world yet thermal coals were being imported and should be stopped.

  • No question of curtailing Budget Session: Parliamentary affairs minister Mar 13, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    No question of curtailing Budget Session: Parliamentary affairs minister

    The Budget Session started on January 31 and then it went on recess on February 11. It resumed on March 2 and will conclude on April 3.

  • PM Modi says govt ready to listen to Oppn, open to discussion on all issues: Minister Jan 30, 2020 02:25 PM IST

    PM Modi says govt ready to listen to Oppn, open to discussion on all issues: Minister

    At the briefing after the meeting, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the opposition has demanded that former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah be released immediately so that he can attend the Parliament session.

  • Efforts being made to develop tier-II & III cities in Karnataka: Union Minister Pralhad Joshi Jan 30, 2020 12:01 PM IST

    Efforts being made to develop tier-II & III cities in Karnataka: Union Minister Pralhad Joshi

    Speaking at 'Invest Karnataka Road Show' here on Wednesday night, he said it was time to seek investment for tier-II and III cities in the state.

  • Cabinet approves ordinance for coal mining Jan 08, 2020 03:52 PM IST

    Cabinet approves ordinance for coal mining

    "This will have an impact on the growth of ease of doing business and the democratisation of the sector by opening it up to any entity that was willing to invest," said Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi.

  • Coal India to meet 1 billion tonne output aim by FY24: Pralhad Joshi Nov 01, 2019 07:38 PM IST

    Coal India to meet 1 billion tonne output aim by FY24: Pralhad Joshi

    The state-owned company had earlier said it would meet the target by the fiscal 2025-26.

  • India's coking coal imports at 51.84 MT in 2018-19 Jul 15, 2019 07:40 PM IST

    India's coking coal imports at 51.84 MT in 2018-19

    State-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) has planned to increase coking coal output from 34.12 million tonnes (MT) to 52.95 MT by 2019-20.

  • Auction of coal blocks to start 'very shortly': Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi Jul 10, 2019 07:40 PM IST

    Auction of coal blocks to start 'very shortly': Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi

    The coal minister also said that major policy changes would also be notified very shortly and expressed hope that the auction would be successful.

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