Most of these plants are located in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Chhattisgarh, all far away from the coal mines, reflecting the inadequacy of the transportation infrastructure to ferry the fuel.
In a clarification, the ministry said there have been doubts regarding the manner of filing the quarterly return by composition dealers in Form GSTR-4 in the absence of auto-population of the details of inward supplies received from registered suppliers.
On standalone basis, RIL made a net profit of Rs 8,859 crore against Rs 8,265 crore, a rise of 7.2 per cent. Jio made a 11.3 per cent rise in net profit on a sequential basis from Rs 612 crore in the June quarter.
This comes close after Total agreeing to sell its 26 per cent stake in the Hazira LNG regassification terminal in Gujarat to Shell India. Both companies signed a letter of intent regarding this in August.
The company’s net profit during the period was up 13 per cent sequentially at Rs 4,110 crore, while consolidated revenue grew 7.7 per cent quarter-on-quarter to Rs 20,609 crore, with digital business accounting for 31 per cent of the total revenues.
The remarks come on a day when the ministers from the oil producing nations along with chiefs of global oil companies such as BP met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who urged them to bring their investible surplus to India and deepen energy ties.
After the first meeting held on Monday, the panel’s head and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, Sushil Modi, said that the panel would also seek view of the Attorney General of India on the legality of levying a cess or a tax to fund states hit by natural calamities.