Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicCoal imports

Topic: Coal imports

Taliban hikes price of coal that Pakistan wants to import, shows who pulls the strings

Taliban increased the price of coal from $90 per tonne to $200 per tonne, and set custom duties at 30%, hours after Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif announced import plans.

India’s dependence on coal is unaffordable

Federal minister in charge in 2017 complained that a third of India’s coal-based capacity depended on imports, while cheaper Indian coal isn’t of the quality plants are designed to handle.

NTPC invites bids for importing coal for first time in two years

The fuel will mainly be used at power plants located far from domestic mines, which are most vulnerable to disruptions. India has been grappling with shortages of coal since August.

Commercial coal mining is key to Modi’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat, but states need to do their bit

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren has chosen to oppose commercial coal mining, which damages our national interests as it makes it difficult to deal with local issues.

Adani expects India’s coal imports to break records this year as demand stays robust

Imports will climb almost 11% to 184 million metric tons in 2019-20, & rise further to average about 200 million annually through following decade.

Modi govt promised to end coal imports by 2016, but they’ve been on the rise since then

In 2017-18, India imported 208 million tonnes of coal, up from 191 million tonnes the previous year, and between April and Nov 2018, imports rose by over 9%.

For the first time in 4 years, India’s top power producer NTPC wants coal imported

State-run NTPC wants to import 2.5 million MT coal as domestic supplier Coal India Ltd has failed to meet its rising demand.

On Camera

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Ex-Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (file photo) | Twitter | @BSYBJP

Yediyurappa just keeps proving why he is indispensable to BJP

The inclusion of BS Yediyurappa in the BJP parliamentary board comes after his removal as Karnataka CM and denial of MLC ticket to his son. So what makes BSY so important?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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