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  • Coal industry seeks easier norms for commercial blocks

    Coal industry seeks easier norms for commercial blocks

    The draft rules provide for minimum 70% production on an average over a three-year period, while yearly minimum production has to be 50%. Potential miners want this changed to 60% average production in a five-year period and no yearly production stipulations.

    CIL’s offer of 12MT coal for contract auctions inadequate, say power cos

    CIL’s offer of 12MT coal for contract auctions inadequate, say power cos

    CIL is offering fuel to plants without power purchase agreements (PPA) or coal supply pacts. Ten plants with a total capacity of 8 GW requiring 36-40 million tonnes are eligible. Power producers say the meagre supply will raise prices and help Coal India get a premium of Rs 500 crore but the supplier says it is making the best possible offer for the scarce resource.

    Coal India arm to receive Rs 1,240 crore for 2 years to explore blocks for auction

    Coal India arm to receive Rs 1,240 crore for 2 years to explore blocks for auction

    “In an effort to offer fully explored blocks on auctions to commercial miners, the centre has decided to nearly treble monetary allocation to the Coal India arm, Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Ltd (CMPDIL), so that it can increase its exploration acreages multiples times,” a senior Coal India executive said.

    Shrachi Group bags Rs 365 crore order from BHEL

    Shrachi Group bags Rs 365 crore order from BHEL

    The order involves setting up a coal, limestone and gypsum handling plant at Nalgonda district in the state of Telangana for TSGENCO’s (Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Ltd) proposed 5X800 MW Yadradri Thermal Power Station Thermal Power Station.

    New Coal India chairman's priority is increasing competitiveness

    New Coal India chairman's priority is increasing competitiveness

    Prior to the assumption of the top post of the Maharatna coal mining behemoth, Pramod Agrawal was principal secretary, department of technical education, skill development & employment, and department of labor, government of Madhya Pradesh. Agrawal succeeds Anil Kumar Jha who stepped down as chairman on attaining superannuation on 31st January 2020.

    Power tariffs may fall as corporate taxes reduced

    Power tariffs may fall as corporate taxes reduced

    “The time-bound proposal to shift to pre-paid smart meters can truly help utilities improve cash collection as well as for consumers get a competitive power supply. This is, eventually, is a positive for generators too who currently suffer delays of six-eight months and are sitting on surplus capacity that could be sold if they had access to consumers,” Rao said.

    Access to electricity increases literacy rates: Economic Survey

    Access to electricity increases literacy rates: Economic Survey

    Electricity in schools is a part of basic infrastructure requirements to provide quality education. The Economic Survey observed that that basic infrastructure like electricity, separate toilets for girls and boys in schools create a healthy and positive environment.

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