There were 11 companies which were not recommended by Power Ministry but selected by screening committee

The coal ministry has sought information from companies on the progress of 61 captive coal blocks allocated to them.
The blocks are being reviewed for lapses and the companies have been given three-weeks time to respond before taking a final decision on the cancellation of allocations.

The CBI on Monday filed a status report giving details of its probe in the irregularities in coal block allocations.

The status report has been filed in a sealed envelope and the Supreme Court might go through it on January 15 when a bench headed by Justice R.M. Lodha will hear a bunch of PILs on coalgate.

Decides to separate captive mining from 57 mn tonne cap

The state government has decided to exclude iron ore produced from mines owned by steel makers from its 57 million tonne annual iron ore cap imposed in Joda and Koira mining circle, in order to boost production by nearly 15 million tonne a year.

Large-scale violation of environment and forest laws have taken place in Odisa since 1994-95

Top companies — such as SAIL, Tata Steel, the Aditya Birla group’s Essel Mining and Odisha Mining Corp — are among the 70 that have violated environment and forest laws, the M B Shah Commission on illegal mining in Odisha has held.

The target of adding 10,800 MW of hydro power capacity in the 12th Plan may fall short by about 30 per cent, according to analysts.

The Coal Ministry has issued show-cause notices to eight firms, including Hindalco Industries and Mahanadi Coalfields, and sought explanation from five firms, including JSW Steel, Tata Steel and Po

Firms include JSPL, Hindustan Zinc

The Coal Ministry has slap-ped show-cause notices on 14 firms, including Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) and Hindustan Zinc, for delay in the development of the coal mines allocated to them for captive use.

The Coal Ministry today cancelled Urtan North coal block allocated jointly to Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) and Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd for delays in the development of reserves.

Mumbai : There is need for significant improvement in the quality of disclosure on CSR activities, particularly with regard to quantum of spending, said a report released by proxy advisory firm IiA

New Delhi : Slamming the decision to de-allocate their coal blocks, Jindal Steel and Power and Monnet Ispat and Energy have blamed lack of government approvals and external factors such as naxal ac