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Priyadarshi Siddhanta


New govt, old hurdles: Curbing illegal mining
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Stringent penal provisions have been incorporated in the fresh Act under which the states have been empowered to set up special courts for speedy trial of unlawful mining cases.

Small bidders wary of methodology for CIL output auction
Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Auction stops when bids are received for the auction quantity offered.

Steel projects: SPVs, the govt’s new mantra
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

It is learnt that Posco and SAIL are working out to jointly set up a steel project through SPVs in addition to the South Korean firm’s proposed Rs 52,000 crore plant at Jagatsinghpur in Odisha.

Forging mergers: SteelMin’s answer to rising competition
Wed, Jun 03, 2015

The steel ministry is exploring mergers of some of its units so that the companies can have adequate financial wherewithal to upgrade their operational ability.

Cheaper Chinese imports: Steel firms meet FM Arun Jaitley
Wed, Jun 03, 2015

The finance minister had hiked import duty on certain steel products and also kept peak custom duty hike to 15 per cent as an enabling provision for the future in the Budget 2015-16.

We’re helping states to auction mines: Tomar
Thu, May 28, 2015

The raw material insecurity for end use steel plants would end within six months as the auction of prospecting and mining leases for 199 mines is likely to be commenced soon by the states.

Foreign players should pursue Indian projects, will provide assistance: Narendra Singh Tomar
Thu, May 28, 2015

Between taking charge of mines ministry and announcing the government’s decision to auction iron ore mines, the Odisha government could have processed Posco’s mining concession proposal, but it did not happen.

Non-coal mine bids: States insist on clearances first
Sat, May 23, 2015

Without requisite clearances, states feel they will fail to attract desired bids.

Coal auction Spectrum sale method likely to be followed
Thu, May 21, 2015

15-member committee suggests mechanism is suitable.

Project Watch: IISCO, Burnpur
Wed, May 20, 2015

After being in oblivion for some time, IISCO’s steel plant in Burnpur (West Bengal) saw the light of day after 10,000 people — engineers, workmen and about 100 foreign experts — laboured for the past five months. The plant holds significance because the Indian Iron and Steel Company’s (IISCO) plant at Burnpur is one of […]

Cheap steel crackdown: Centre may seize poor quality imports
Sun, May 17, 2015

Those sellers failing to conform to BIS standards risk being raided and searched by the appropriate authority.

PM Modi asks Centre, states to work as Team India; Mamata agrees
Mon, May 11, 2015

Asserting that Prime Minister and Chief Ministers would act as a team which would take India forward, he said, "Delhi alone will not rule India.

To boost output, CIL keen on using UAVs
Sun, May 10, 2015

According to the coal ministry, CIL loses over Rs 100 crore each year and concerned state governments sustain over Rs 25 crore each year due to illegal quarrying coal and its pilferage.

2K wagons to pull CIL coal to hungry power units
Wed, May 06, 2015

CIL, with cash reserves worth Rs 60,000 crore, is eager to buy wagons to help transport nearly 48 MT coal lying at the pitheads of various mines to help ferry fuel to the 50 TPPs.

CoalMin to auction 20 scattered blocks
Wed, May 06, 2015

The mines together have 50-60 mn tonnes of reserves.

Need states’ views on bank guarantee: IMG
Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Panel seeks comments on deduction of BGs from allocattees today.

Govt to auction 23 blocks next week, may earn over `2 lakh cr
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

In the first two tranches of the auction of 29 coal blocks bids, the government has garnered proceeds of Rs 2.09 lakh crore.

NMDC receives green panel go ahead for iron ore mine in Chhattisgarh
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

The JV has already secured forest clearance for 315.81 hectares of land in November last year for operating the mine.

CIL likely to auction 55 MT coal this fiscal
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

Can now set aside 10% of production for e-bids.

Steel imports: FinMin to decide on Chinese ‘dumping’
Sat, Apr 04, 2015

SteelMin had pressed for raising import duty to protect domestic industry

‘No cartelisation but bids low for 2 blocks’
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

No proof of collusive bidding, says Coal Ministry arm.

After coal blocks, CIL fuel pacts set to be auctioned
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

They are currently handed out in the form of Letters of Assurances to the companies though the coal ministry.

Re-auction among options considered for 5 coal mines
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

The five mines which were part of the 13 Schedule-III blocks were auctioned in the second tranche.

Low bids: 5 blocks under scanner, decision today
Tue, Mar 17, 2015

The fate of five mines won by firms like Hindalco, Jindal Power and Usha Martin has been uncertain.

‘Coal auction total proceeds to cross Rs2L cr’
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

E-auction of 32 blocks has yielded potential revenues, royalties, upfront payments of Rs2.07L cr: Coal Minister.