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2008-10-16 00:00:12

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/efd989/indian_coal_indust) has announced the addition of the "Indian Coal Industry" report to their offering. India is the third-largest producer and consumer of coal in the world. With proven reserves of 257.38 billion (Bn) tonnes, coal is one of the most abundant sources of energy in the country. In 2007, coal accounted for 51 percent of the primary energy consumed in the country. The coal industry is a...

2008-10-14 00:00:33

By Udit Prasanna Mukherji Kolkata: The West Bengal government has requested the civil aviation ministry to grant approval to the Aerotropolis project in Andal, brushing aside the objection of Coal India Ltd. The state government wrote to the Centre on October 3, after a joint inspection of the proposed airport city site in Andal. The inspection was conducted by a core group with representatives from Eastern Coalfields, Asansol Durgapur Development Authority (ADDA), WBIDC, Central Mine...

2008-09-18 21:00:21

By Proshun Chakraborty WANI: For the distressed farmers of Yavatmal in Maharashtra, the reasons driving them to suicide have been crop failure and crippling debts. There is another now: pollution by state-owned coal mines. The spraying of coal dust on the fields by the hundreds of trucks rolling out of Coal India Ltd's Western Coal Fields has severely hit farmers in the region. Farmers say the coal dust from the open mines settle on the top soil and on crops jeopardising farming. As...

2008-08-22 18:00:35

By Tony Henderson THE WORLD'S biggest coal mining company is tapping into the North East's experience and expertise. A top level delegation from Coal India has been visiting the region to study research, restoration of former mining landscapes and environmental issues surrounding the industry. And now a partnership could be forged between the company that employs 425,000 people and the region that once led the world in coal mining. The Indian delegation toured sites with Paul Younger,...

2008-07-12 00:00:23

By Sanjay Dutta NEW DELHI: In spite of soaring international prices and mounting operational costs, state-owned monopoly Coal India Ltd has decided against raising prices of supplies to power plants during the entire 2008-09 fiscal to avoid putting further pressure on inflation. Coal fuels almost 50% of power utilities in the country and any upward revision in prices would further increase cost of electricity and adversely impact the manufacturing sector, particularly steel and cement, all...

2008-07-11 00:00:00

By Law Kumar Mishra DHANBAD: Jharia Development and Rehabilitation Authority on Tuesday decided to set up eight new townships between Dhanbad in Jharkhand and Raniganj in West Bengal to house more than one lakh families to be displaced by underground fires raging for several decades in coalfield areas. The decision was taken at Dhanbad after a meeting between representatives of Coal India Limited, Bharat Coking Coal Limited, Eastern Coalfield Limited, Central Mining Project and...

2008-07-10 00:00:21

By Udit Prasanna Mukherji KOLKATA: The public sector behemoth Coal India Ltd (CIL) will float a global tender this month to invite expression of interest (EOI) for abandoned underground coal mines. The world's largest steel-maker ArcelorMittal had earlier wrote to the coal ministry to form a joint venture with CIL for reviving abandoned mines. The chairman and managing director (CMD) of CIL, Partha S Bhattacharyya, told TOI that the process of floating an EOI is complete. "We want to...


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