Wildlife in the forests of Chandwa and Balumath in Palamu division's Latehar district will be severely affected by mining in the North Karanpura Coal Block (NKCB), said D S Srivastava, a member of

SPCB will take up a detailed scrutiny of CTL project after receipt of information from company

The State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) has sought a detailed report from Jindal Synfuels Ltd, a subsidiary of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) on its coal to liquid project proposed at Durgapur in Angul district.

Eligibility criteria relaxed for Jindal Steel & Power, say officials

Though Coal Ministry is planning to take action against both private and public sector companies for not developing the coal blocks allocated to them over the past few years, it is learnt that some of these coal mines may have been allocated by ignoring the norms and criteria laid down for allocation of blocks by the ministry itself.

Committee had recently visited the state to take stock of mitigation measures taken to prevent environmental degradation

A Parliamentary Standing committee on science & technology and forest & environment has sought a report from the Odisha government on status of all working and non-working mines in the state.

Environment ministry clears projects, even those rejected earlier, at an unprecedented rate and as per this analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the rate of granting clearances has increased by 42 per cent compared to last year.

Govt went against its own recommendation of June 20, 2007, where along with the 2 Jindal firms, it wanted 40% coal block to go to Lanco

This report compiles some case studies of developmental projects in India that have been affected by environmental and social impacts arising out of the project activities.The acts and regulations governing the environmental and social aspects of project finance deals in India are elaborate and clear.

JSPL, Tata Power, Monnet Power, Jindal Photo in the dock

The Ministry of Coal (MoC) has issued showcause notices to two more coal blocks in Odisha over delay in developing the mines, continuing its crackdown on non-serious allocatees.

R-Power, Essar could be hit as state mulls benefit-sharing levy for ecology loss

In yet another case of a state government asserting its right on natural resources, Madhya Pradesh is set to issue notices imposing a new environmental benefit-sharing levy on mining companies operating in the state. This could spell more trouble for captive coal mine operators, already grappling with issues of green clearances.

On the day when Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered two new FIRs in the Coalgate scam, the Coal Ministry on Tuesday slapped show cause notices on 12 firms including state-owned NTPC, S