Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicCoal India

Topic: Coal India

Buy your own wagons, don’t depend on railways alone — govt tells 8 power firms to avert crisis

In first 2 months of 2022-23, several power plants ran out of coal due to delays in transportation. As a result, Indian Railways had to cancel passenger trains to make way for freight trains.

India has a new energy headache — coal studded with rocks and mud

Electricity producers have complained to govt about increasing instances of impurities in coal. Coal laced with rubble can damage power plant equipment, causing supply delays.

Coal India confident of no shortage in coal supply to power stations till March 2022

Coal India said it was ramping up production to add around 40 million tonnes to the stock to achieve a desirable stock level of 70 million tonnes by year-end.

Coal India warns of ‘inevitable’ price hike to combat higher costs

The state-run company is facing pressure from high diesel prices and an increase in salaries of employees due retroactively from July.

India’s aluminum producers face ‘precarious situation’ as coal stockpiles plunge

Federation of Indian Mineral Industries says most aluminum factories have stockpiles for only one to two days, ask govt to restore supplies.

Coal India writes to Modi govt for 1 mn vaccine doses for staff as Covid kills 400 workers

The world’s top coal miner, which employs about 259,000 people, wants the 1 million shots for staff and their family members. Just a quarter of the workforce inoculated so far.

Coal India set to give big pay hikes, power companies may take hit due to higher coal prices

The changes come amid pressure on India to reduce dependence on coal, which accounts for nearly 70% of power generation, as Modi govt is pressed to take more ambitious climate action.

Centre to change 5 mines in Chhattisgarh for commercial coal auctions with 3 other new mines

Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said commencement of commercial coal mining will start a new era of growth and development in Chhattisgarh.

India to raise Rs 20,000 cr by selling stakes in Coal India & a PSU bank to fund stimulus

In case of Coal India, if valuations are not attractive, the company will buy back shares from the government, officials said.

Coal India trade unions including RSS-affiliate BMS on 3-day strike as talks with govt fail

The strike, against the Modi govt's move to open up the coal sector to privatisation, is set to be observed by 2.72 lakh workers across multiple unions.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.