For companies bidding for coal blocks in the ongoing e-auction, the mineable capacity is not the only criteria for bidding.

Bridge to India however said that for a large number of commitments on the list, not much thought has gone into arriving at the stated numbers

Under a proposed action plan, the ministry will strengthen grid infrastructure for wind power and identify high wind power potential zones

74 producing blocks to go under hammer first; regulator for non-operational mines later

Approximately 40,000 mn tonnes of unexplored coal capacity will move to the govt after the SC verdict that cancelled all but four coal block allocations made over two decades

With the Supreme Court order on cancelling coal mining rights expected to throw up legal challenges for the National Democratic Alliance government, the ministry of coal is preparing a back-up plan

The Supreme Court recently termed all captive coal blocks allocated by the government from 1993 to 2010 illegal. A verdict on their future is likely this week.

Giving a turnaround to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)’s flagship solar power programme, the current government is set to double the target of the upcoming phase of Jawaharlal Nehru National

In a major jolt to India's solar energy programme, the Rajasthan government might cancel the 4,000-Mw solar UMPP (ultra mega power project), which was expected to come up near Sambhar Lake.

The government has collected .`40,000 crore as cess on coal through the National Clean Energy Fund, but even as intended beneficiaries continue to wait for disbursement, it has allocated just over