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It conducted a workshop focused on environmental and forest issues, National Mineral Policy, different aspects of statutory clearances

The ministry was regularising production for the last 18 months as power plants were not lifting coal due to its easier availability and record production

Fuel despatches have gone up keeping in line with increased demand for thermal power generation, said Gopal Singh, Chairman, Coal India, on Thursday.

While coal mines such as Chendipada and Machhakata have fairly high estimated extractable reserves of 1244.37 million tonnes (MT) and 474.34 MT respectively, mines such as Shankarpur Bhatgaon II Ex

Improved rural supply, demand from large users among reasons for spike

Monitoring plan aims at coordination with Railways, Power Utilities for supplying coal

The National Energy Policy has become critical for any country. The initiative by NITI Aayog to prepare a draft NEP (DNEP) is wholly welcome, as it comes at a critical juncture in India’s post-independence era. DNEP considers the energy scenario by 2040 whereas Integrated Energy Policy (IEP) of 2011 had done so for year 2031-32.

The Ministry of Coal has notified Coal Blocks Allocation Rules, 2017. The coal ministry has deferred indefinitely the fifth round of captive coal block auctions citing lack of demand from steel makers, despite a request from the steel ministry to continue the bidding for interested firms.

Releasing the Draft National Energy Policy, Centre’s think-tank Niti Aayog has recommended that the seven subsidiaries of India’s largest coal miner Coal India Ltd should be converted into independent companies and be allowed to compete against each other in the open market.

There are no coal imports taking place in Chhattisgarh Goverment owned thermal power plants in comlaince with the Center’s directive to use indigenous coal, officials informed.

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