Indian Railways

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Indian Railways Cancelled 6,995 Trains For Maintenance Work; 1,934 For Coal Transportation

Approximately 9,000 train services have been canceled by Indian Railways in the first six months of 2022. 6,995 train services were suspended for maintenance or construction purposes, whereas 1,934 trains were terminated due to coal movement from March to May. According to officials, Indian Railways is on track to complete 58 supercritical and 68 crucial projects over the next few years, therefore maintenance and construction work are being… read-more

Sun, 05 Jun 2022 - 08:49 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: train, Indian Railways, RAILWAYS, Coal, construction

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Power Outage Due To Technical Issues & Not Coal Shortage, Clarifies PSPCL Official: Punjab

An official of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has chalked up the recent power outages to technical issues, dismissing concerns about coal shortage. Sanjeev Prabhakar, the Deputy Engineer at the West Circle (Ludhiana) of the PSPCL has shared, "There is no shortage of coal in the state". He further stated that the demand for electricity has increased to "about 30 to 40 percent all across the country".

Sat, 30 Apr 2022 - 05:46 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: Coal, coal shortage, PSPCL, power shortage, Power supply

Courtesy: ANI

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Union Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi Slams AAP Over Coal Shortage "Lies"

Union Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi has called out the Aam Aadmi Party over coal shortage "lies." This comes after AAP leader Raghav Chadhav flagged the coal shortage. Chadha had claimed that more than a dozen states had only about two days of supply left. In his response, Joshi noted that the Central Government had been closely monitoring the situation; and that there is no need to be concerned.

Sat, 30 Apr 2022 - 12:04 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: politics, Power, Coal, Power supply, power shortage

Courtesy: ANI

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Union Power Ministry Amends Methodology For Use Of Coal

The Union Power Ministry has amended the methodology for the use of coal allocated to states by Independent Power Producers (IPPs). The period of coal supply has been extended from one year to three. The time frame for the bidding process has also been cut down from 67 days to just 37 days. The ministry has stated that this has been done to ensure an efficient use of domestic coal.

Sat, 23 Apr 2022 - 01:00 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: business, Power supply, Coal, IPP, Union Power Ministry

Courtesy: ANI

Coal Mine

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India's Coal Production Rises By 8.55%; 777.23 MT Produced In 2021-22

India's coal production has increased by 8.55%, reported ANI. In the financial year 2021-22, India produced 777.23 Million Tonnes (MT) of coal, compared to 716 MT in 2020-21. Coal India Limited's production has gone up by 4.43%. Singareni Collieries Company Limited reported a hike of 28.55% in production. Coal production of captive mines went up by 29.47%. CIL remains the largest coal manufacturer, having produced 622.64 MT in 2021-… read-more

Fri, 01 Apr 2022 - 07:28 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Coal, Coal Crisis, Coal Production, Coal india, Singareni Collieries

Courtesy: ANI

Rajasthan CM and Chhattisgarh CM

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Rajasthan CM Meets Chhattisgarh CM To Discuss Coal Crisis

Following the power crisis in Rajasthan due to low coal stocks, CM Ashok Gehlot met Chhatisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel on March 25 to discuss the need for more coal supply to the state. Gehlot stated, "I hope Chhattisgarh decides soon, as Rajasthan is worried." Rajasthan's energy minister was also present at the meeting. Additionally, Gehlot inked a letter to Congress MP Rahul Gandhi mentioning the coal crisis situation in Rajasthan.

Sat, 26 Mar 2022 - 02:29 PM / by Rupsa Debnath

Tags: Coal, Rahul Gandhi, Rajasthan CM, Chhattisgarh CM(1171), Blackout

Courtesy: ANI

Coal Mine

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Ministry Of Coal Receives 26 Bids For 11 Coal Mines In Auction

The 11 coal mines which were put for sale under the fourth tranche of auction received 26 bids, said Ministry of Coal, on March 2. The bids will soon be evaluated and shortlisted by a multi-disciplinary Technical Evaluation Committee. The ministry further stated that the qualified bidders will take part in the electronic auction which will be conducted on MSTC portal, on March 24.

Wed, 02 Mar 2022 - 06:13 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Coal, coal mine, Ministry of Coal, Auction, Coal india

Courtesy: ANI

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai

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Karnataka CM Bommai Meets Ashwini Vaishnaw, Seeks More Rakes For Coal Supply

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai met Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on February 7 and discussed seeking more rakes for the supply of coal. On delay in implementation of central projects in the state, he said, "Talks are on over issues related to land acquisitions, railway projects are being implemented." He further added that funds were not released at one go. Meanwhile, the CM also met Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. 

Tue, 08 Feb 2022 - 12:00 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Karnataka, CM Bommai, Ashwini Vaishnav, Delhi, Coal

Courtesy: ANI

Chinese power plant

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China: Power Production Utility Claims 58% Loss In Profits

China on October 27, reported heavy loss in profits due to the surging coal prices. Huadian Power International, a subsidiary of China Huadian Corp, reported that the profits for January- September period dropped 58% which is estimated to be 1.8 billion Yuan. Analysts blame the losses incurred due to an incredible surge in thermal coal prices, along with a high demand of electricity in the country.

Wed, 27 Oct 2021 - 04:51 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: China, electricity shortage, Coal, beijing

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china thermal plant

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China's Coal Shortage Likely To Remain For Few Months: Experts

China's thermal coal future plunged on October 22 following the government's intervention to boost supply and ease the prices of the commodity amid a widespread power crisis. The country has been pushing coal miners to ramp up output and hike imports, thereby, power stations can rebuild stockpiles before winter. However, analysts believe that shortages are likely to persist for at least another few months.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 - 09:43 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: China, Coal, coal shortage, beijing

Courtesy: Reuters