The Central Marine Fisheries Research Centre (CMFRI) and Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) could jointly draw green certification guidelines for marine ornamental fish breeding a

The socio-economic survey of underground fire-affected families of Jharia coalfield region, which was stalled midway over a rate dispute, is set to start again.

Rehabilitation and resettlement in-charge of Jharia Rehabilitation and Development Authority (JRDA) Gopal Ji said new rates had been fixed for carrying out survey work, which is likely to resume with Kujama area of Jharia within a week.

Sudheer Pal Singh / New Delhi September 15, 2010, 1:06 IST

The central government has pulled up the state-owned power generator, NTPC, for delays in developing coal blocks allotted to it.

TALCHER: A Top mining expert VK Singh of Central Mining Research Institute will be at Talcher coalfield soon to study the causes of landslide and fire in Ananta opencast mine.

Only committees for fighting fire 1922: First committee set up under the coal ministry to check the Jharia fire and prevent subsidence. No action taken on its report. 1964: Director of CMRI appointed to carry out a survey and suggest measures to save coal that had caught fire. 1976: The Union energy ministry constituted a committee to examine safety in the nationalized coal