To prepare the modalities for allocation of coal mines through auction for sale of coal by private companies, a discussion paper containing proposed eligibility conditions and proposed methodology has been prepared in the first instance to consult the stake holders.
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Environmental clearances for CIL projects, 20/03/2017. Coal India Limited (CIL) is not facing any difficulty with the MoEF & CC in obtaining clearances for coal projects.
Coal cost constitutes 60 to 70 percent of the total generation tariff of coal based power stations and has significant impact on cost of supply of power to consumers. Keeping this in view, a performance audit of fuel management in coal based power stations of NTPC Limited was taken up.
The government is considering capping the amount of coal blocks that a company can hold. The clause is part of the draft coal block allocation guidelines issued for public comments by the coal ministry and would apply to mines other than the 204 blocks that were cancelled by the Supreme Court in October 2014.