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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ramesh Chander Verma & Others Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 14/10/2020.

A big debate has started over the definition of “biological resources” as Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) has responded to the notice by Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board that they were ext

CIL subsidiary alleged to have compromised mine safety

Bharat Coking Coal (BCCL), a subsidiary of Coal India (CIL), has come under the Competition Commission of India (CCI) scanner for floating a vendor-biased global tender against the country’s competition rule, thereby compromising the safety of mines.

A source in the CCI told FE that BCCL floated a tender in November 2012 asking for Mine Slope Stability Monitoring Radar. But the specifications given were out dated and not vendor neutral. The specification only supported one technology — Real Aperture Radar (RAR) system.

The coal ministry has asked Reliance Power to stop mining at blocks attached to the 4,000-mw Sasan ultra mega power project (UMPP) as the land has not been legally transferred to it.

After slugging over the trigger level in the new Fuel Supply Agreements (FSAs), the two have entered into a blame game over Merry-Go-Round (MGR), a method of dispatch

The battle between the energy sector’s two giants, both government-owned, Coal India Ltd (CIL) and power generator NTPC, does not seem to be ending. After slugging over the trigger level in the new Fuel Supply Agreements (FSAs), the two have entered into a blame game over Merry-Go-Round (MGR), a method of dispatch.

Agency seeks details of the period when Sushilkumar Shinde headed the ministry

After proceeding against a number of private companies given coal blocks, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is now questioning the power ministry.
It has sent questionnaires to the ministry, to know the basis on which it had recommended names of companies to the screening committee for allocation. Senior CBI officials indicate once the questionnaires are answered, it is likely the agency will call some officials for questioning.

More than eight months after the government scrapped the controversial ‘no-go’ policy, which had banned mining in some areas, state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) is still struggling to operate its new projects located in the so-called no-go areas in the absence of a formal go-ahead from the environment ministry.

The delay is set to stem the miner’s efforts to meet new supply obligations, further aggravating the ongoing coal crisis in the country. “Since September last year, only two of our new mining projects have received clearance and, that too, outside of the no-go list.

Coal ministry argues in favour of CIL saying co extracts fuel at half declared mining cost of private firm Reliance Power

The proposed thermal project in UP is valued at Rs 10,000 cr

The government today approved the state-owned Neyveli Lignite Corporation's (NLC) proposed joint venture to set up a Rs 10,000 crore thermal power project in Uttar Pradesh.

In a recent submission to the Central Electricity Authority, at least six public sector power generation utilities and two private power producers reported a 40-110 per cent rise in estimated fuel

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