Ahead of a Pranab Mukherjee-chaired group of ministers (GoM) meet on Friday, environment and forests minister Jairam Ramesh has climbed down from his consistently firm and stated position by agreeing to relax the comprehensive environment pollution index (CEPI), that in turn will free up a string of 16 coal projects.

According to sources, Ramesh has agreed to increase the CEPI threshold to 75 p

Seeking to end the intense bitterness, environment minister Jairam Ramesh today walked into coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal

TALCHER: The strike by the drivers and helpers of private transport companies at Talcher Coalfields from last evening paralysed work in all the seven open cast mines.

NAYAGARH: A modern thermal power plant is all set to come up in the State soon. BGR Energy Systems Limited, headquartered at Chennai, will be setting up the plant in Bhapur block with a production capacity of 1320 MW.

TALCHER: Coal supply to NTPC-owned Talcher Super Thermal Power plant (TSTPP) from Lingaraj coal mine came to a halt today following agitation by villagers.

Hundreds of Balugana villagers led by local sarpanch Rangadhar Nahak stopped all activities, including transport, in the mine.

They also laid siege to the offices of the general manager and project officer demanding jobs to 85 land ouste

The impact of various industrial developments on water resources may be in the range of minimal to severe. An intensive investigation was conducted in highly industrialized area of Angul to determine the water quality status. The industries such as coal mines of MCL, Aluminium Plant of NALCO and its CPP, Talcher Super Thermal Power Station and Talcher Thermal Power Station of NTPC etc.

TALCHER: Talcher coalfield, ranked as the biggest coalfield in India, has recorded a negative growth of 20 per cent (pc) in the first two months of the current fiscal much to the disappointment of coal authorities. As against the coal production of 9.7 MT during this time last year, 7.67 MT was produced this year.

TALCHER: The 3000 MW Talcher Super Thermal power plant at Kaniha will import over 13 lakh tonnes of coal in the current financial year to offset the shortage. This is the second largest power plant in India and a unit of National Thermal Power Corporation Limited. The plant at present has a coal stock of about two lakh tonne, enough for just three days.

ANGUL: In order to cope up with the growing coal demand of the country

ANGUL: Coal supply to GRIDCO linked 460 MW Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPS) was affected today due to closure of its feeding mine - Jagannath Talcher coalfield - by the state mining authorities.