The coal ministry will award mining blocks to state-run NTPC for four of its upcoming projects and could also return licences that were revoked in June, putting the power plans of the company back

KOLKATA, 23 AUG: The death toll in floods jumped to 58 today with eight more deaths being reported from four districts over the past 24-hours and flood situation in south Bengal districts remaining

KOLKATA, 22 AUG: The flood situation in 15 districts of the state continued to remain grim with the death toll touching 50.

Power generation at Damodar Valley Corporation has increased following incessant rains in the past ten days.

Indicating hurdles in the path of achieving the 75,000 MW power capacity addition target by 2017, NTPC on Wednesday said continued shortage of coal supplies and environmental issues could force it to scale down the target by 5,000 MW.

Torrential rain over the last few days due to an intense depression over the Bay of Bengal has rendered almost 2 lakh people homeless in East Midnapore in West Bengal. Sabong and Daspur regions in West Midnapore have also been critically affected.

State irrigation minister Manas Bhunia and Union minister of state for rural development Sisir Adhikary have rushed to the flood affected areas.

At least five persons have died and nearly 275,000 have been affected since heavy rain caused severe inundation in vast areas of Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal over the past few days.

The deep depression that had made a landfall in West Bengal last week moved to eastern Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday but in its wake has caused heavy rains here as well as in the catchment areas of the Dam

Compelled by the incessant downpour in the Jharkhand catchment areas, the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) would discharge water at the rate of 50,000 cusec from its Maithon reservoir by early tomorrow.

The coal ministry today cancelled allocation of five blocks to state-run NTPC, saying the country

The coal ministry on Thursday issued orders to revoke mining licences of five blocks of NTPC, Damodar Valley Corp and Jharkhand State Electricity Board with combined reserves of 1,000 million tonnes.