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Priyadarshi Siddhanta


Procedural delays: Coal ministry to assess 33 auctioned & allotted mines
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

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

FY15 coal import bill spills over Rs 1 L crore
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Incoming shipments from various nations touch 212.1 MT.

States to auction 71 leases this fiscal
Sat, Oct 17, 2015

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
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

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
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

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
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

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
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

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
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

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
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

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

Sand mining menace: States sharpen arsenal
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

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
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

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
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

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
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

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
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

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
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

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
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

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
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

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
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

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
Fri, Jul 03, 2015

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
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

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

Coal Ministry may ask discoms to get clearances before bidding
Sun, Jun 28, 2015

In the proposed auction methodology, a bidder would be required to quote separate figures for variable charges (escalable and non-escalable) and fixed charges at the delivery points mentioned by the discoms.

No need to allocate CIL coal for PSUs in unregulated sector
Sat, Jun 27, 2015

The coal ministry has decided to auction Coal India Limited’s (CIL) linkages, which the state-run miner signs with its buyers in the form of fuel supply pacts.

Mineral-rich states told to start auction process, announce bidding dates
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

The mines ministry has tried to sweeten the bid criteria by proposing that preferred bidders would not be required to pay upfront payment or royalties at the prospecting licence stage.

DMFs still to be a reality in most mining states
Sun, Jun 21, 2015

Fresh holders of a mining lease or a prospecting licence-cum-mining lease to pay the DMF an amount equivalent to one-third of such royalty.

Farraka Barrage: The tale of two countries and one river
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

The 2,245 metre barrage has 123 gates and by the government’s own admission some of them have outlived their economic life and serviceability. It demands immediate repairs.