Priyadarshi Siddhanta

Articles By Priyadarshi Siddhanta

Procedural delays: Coal ministry to assess 33 auctioned & allotted mines

While of the 31 blocks auctioned so far, only seven have reportedly commenced operations.

FY15 coal import bill spills over Rs 1 L crore

Incoming shipments from various nations touch 212.1 MT.

States to auction 71 leases this fiscal

The mines ministry has recently circulated an advisory for the grant of concessions in case of minor minerals also through the auction route.

Ministry to states: No land revaluation of coal blocks

State govts had sought revaluation of land containing 31 blocks for transfer, mutation purposes.

Manpower Crunch: Archaic law keeping women away from jobs in underground mines

Tata Steel has signed MOUs with the Jharkhand government to upgrade polytechnics and ITIs.

Mineral assets: Govt’s auction-only strategy to backfire, hurt steel sector

India is also losing export competitiveness due to factors like high unit cost of labour, lack of capital, poor logistics, it added.

Coal supply: Panel against scrapping fuel pacts

An inter-ministerial committee has said that unregulated-sector PSUs need perpetual access to fuel.

Non-coal mines: Centre to handhold states to execute auction process

The mines ministry has decided to retain the services of MSTC Limited’s trading platform for auctioning the leases of ten major minerals as had been done by the coal ministry to bid coal blocks.

Invest in Iran: SteelMin to producers

Iran has sought investments of nearly `50,000 crore in infra, including ports, railways, highways.

Sand mining menace: States sharpen arsenal

Karnataka has filed over 30 FIRs to combat illegal sand mining while AP realised Rs 390 crore from penalties in 2014-15.

Posco project: Talks fail to end stalemate

The project has been hanging fire since the firm signed a MoU with state government in June 2005. It has been dogged by land acquisition issues.

Posco project: PMO to hold meet with Odisha officials, mines ministry

The project has been hanging fire ever since the firm signed a MoU with the Naveen Patnaik government in June 2005. It has been dogged by land acquisition and other problems.

Delay in transfer of coal PF corpus to result in losses

The delay in transfer of the corpus is estimated to lead to an annualised loss of around Rs 5.5 crore to Coal Mines Provident Fund Organisation.

Posco, Uttam Steel and Power to set up `20K crore plant in Maharashtra

After battling a delay of ten years in setting up its proposed project in Odisha, South Korean steel firm Pohang Steel Company (Posco) on Tuesday joined hands with the Uttam Galva group to set up a 3 million tonne (MT) per annum integrated steel plant in Maharashtra at an envisaged investment of nearly Rs 20,000 […]

POSCO signs MoA with Shree Uttam for steel plant in Maharashtra

Earlier, General Motors moved from Gujarat to Maharashtra for its $1 billion investment and Foxconn announced a $5 billion investment in the state.

Non-coal mine auctions Centre to deploy officials to push state preparedness

17 states have together lined up 120 non-coal mineral blocks spread over 26,120 hectares for auctions, but the ground situation is that they are not fully prepared to execute them.

Open sky policy: MinesMin to rope in private firms for exploration

There is a growing realisation within the ministry that unless exploration is promoted there would be few non-coal mining leases left for future auctions.

Foreign steel players likely to join public firm SPVs

Move would assist in securing the official target of producing 300 MT by 2025.

In fact: Why ‘transparent digitisation’ doesn’t always click as an idea

There is no denying the fact that without any goldplating of their cost structure, there is little reason for the generation utilities to opt for captive mining.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to launch Digital India Week today

Modi is likely to launch the logo of the programme and unveil schemes like Digital Locker, e-eduction and e-health

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