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Coal mining


Despite red flags, green nod for coal mining, new blocks put on auction

November 12, 2020 2:02 am

Move despite NCST order to defer public hearings, and ICMR study pointing to adverse impact of coal mining on health.

Commercial coal mining auctions — Strong competition on Day 1: Vedanta bid for Odisha mine highest

November 03, 2020 12:58 pm

The auctions will include 14 more coal blocks and are set to continue till November 9, with the successful bidders to be announced by November 11.

Commercial coal mining: ‘Govt considering land acquisition under CBA Act, then leasing it to pvt miners’

August 26, 2020 9:56 am

The Centre had, in June, liberalised the bidding norms for coal blocks, announcing an auction of 41 blocks allowing for commercial mining for the first time.

FDI in commercial mining: Govt nod needed for cos from nations sharing border with India

August 03, 2020 8:53 pm

According to the Press Note 3 of 2020, 'an entity of a country, which shares land border with India or where the beneficial owner of an investment into India is situated in or is a citizen of any such country, can invest only under the Government route', it added.

After activists raise ecological concerns, Bander coal block struck off auction list

June 30, 2020 1:34 am

The listing of the coal block was followed by protests from several wildlife activists as the 1,644-hectare block is believed to be in the eco-sensitive zone of TATR and any mining activity is likely to be detrimental to tiger conservation.

Reconsider decision allowing 100 pc FDI in coal mining: Mamata to PM

June 26, 2020 6:23 pm

In a letter to the Prime Minister, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote that the "policy can neither bring foreign direct investments nor can it bring technologies or knowhow which we are unable to access today."

Chhattisgarh asks Centre to exclude four blocks from commercial coal mining over environment concerns

June 22, 2020 5:06 am

Separately, Jharkhand has moved the Supreme Court to block the auction of its coal blocks which are a part of this auction.

Amid protests, North Eastern Coalfields ‘temporarily suspends’ work

June 07, 2020 10:08 pm

The NEC has two existing open cast coal mining projects — one in Tirap Colliery in Arunachal Pradesh and the other in Tikok Colliery in Assam.

Dilip Buildcon bags Rs 2,123 crore order from Coal India arm

November 19, 2019 1:16 pm

Dilip Buildcon on Tuesday said it has bagged an order worth Rs 2,122.74 crore from Northern Coalfields Ltd, a subsidiary of Coal India, for removal of overburden at a mining project in Madhya Pradesh.

How one billionaire could keep three countries hooked on coal for decades

August 16, 2019 9:11 am

The story of Adani and its Australian project illustrates why the world keeps burning coal despite its profound danger — and despite falling prices for options like natural gas, wind and solar.