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.

Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) today slapped cases against three coal washeries belonging to BCCL and SAIL for ignoring earlier notices and continuing to discharge effluents in the Damodar river.

The cases were filed against deputy general manager of Chasnala coal washery of Steel Authority of India Limited and project officers of Sudamdih Coal washery and Madhuban Coal Washery

Ranchi, April 7: The latest state-wide 72-hour blackout after the breakdown of Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Limited (TVNL) has led Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) today to ask Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) for power from its upcoming Maithon Right Bank Thermal Power Project, commonly referred to as Maithon Power.

In an SOS to DVC, JSEB requested that a power purchase agreement be inked be

Ranchi, March 21: Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) will organise a series of public hearings between April 18 and May 6 in an attempt to address grievances related to polluting industrial units in the state.

Through the first such exercise of its kind, JSPCB will try to gauge the magnitude of problems faced by residents living in areas where polluting industrial units like mines,