Nagpur: If coal gets all the blame for pollution, the country's biggest producer of this fuel — Coal India Limited (CIL) — has plans on clean energy.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Dukalu Ram & Ors. Vs Union of India & Ors. dated 01/09/2015 regarding mining being carried on by Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. and Coal India Ltd. despite cancellation of coal block alloted to M/s Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., Raigarh, Chhattisgarh by the Supreme Court. 

Maximum number of clearances came for the Eastern Coalfields

Question raised in Lok Sabha on pollution in rivers, 06/08/2015. Subsidiary companies of Coal India Limited (CIL) including Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) and Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) are not polluting the river water. The parameters of mine water discharged are within the prescribed limits.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on environmental restoration of coal mines, 06/08/2015. As per Ministry of Coal, Govt. of India, letter of even no.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on compensatory afforestation by CIL, 06/08/2015. Plantation is being done on technically reclaimed mined out areas and on the overburden (OB) dump areas, in and around mines, road sides, township / residential areas etc,.

The World Bank has made a U-turn on its stance that coal is the backbone of the India's energy economy 17 years after it agreed to lend $1.03 billion to Coal India along with a Japanese lending age

Question raised in Lok Sabha on supply of coal and gas to power plants, 23/07/2015. Details of quantity of coal supplied to the coal based power plants during the last 3 years and the current year (upto June, 2015) is given at Annex-I. Details of quantity of gas supplied to the gas based power plants during the last 3 years and the current year (upto May, 2015) is given at Annex-II.

That’s the target for the next 5 years, but given the constraints the State-run miner operates under, is this achievable? Or even necessary?

Public sector undertakings, corporates and even residential property developers are opting increasingly for environment-friendly buildings.