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Tata, Vedanta mining lease ends in March; Govt for fresh auctions

The move to not extend non-captive mining lease will impact 334 mines belonging to cos like Tata & Vedanta.

Six coal workmen unions serves strike notice, Center to discuss issue with three

The centre has scheduled a meeting with three of the six units AITUC, HMS and CITU leaving out INTUC, AICCTU and BMS.

Coal India offers Rs 50.32 crore for power line restoration in Odisha

The fund will be used to restore three 220 KV and two 132 KV damaged power transmission lines and for restructuring of transmission lines damaged by Cyclone Fani at these three locations.

Block winners can use coal at any plant now

Earlier, operators were tied to the plant specified during the auction.

World’s second largest coal block to settle displaced family first

The state expects to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Centre in a week for the handover of the block in Bengal’s Birbhum district.

'12.8 lakh jobs lost in Karnataka, Goa mining sector'

A whopping 12.8 lakh direct and indirect jobs were lost in the mining sector across Karnataka and Goa due to failure of regulatory mechanism, lack of oversight, judicial intervention and closure of mines, an industry official said on Wednesday.

Labour ministry notifies new rules for recruitment in directorate general of mines safety

Candidates aged not more than 30 years, holding a law degree and having two years of experience will be eligible for the post.

Government allocates Badam coal block to NTPC

Along with this coal block, NTPC currently possesses 10 coal blocks with a total estimated geological reserves of over 7.3 billion tonnes and production potential of about 113 million tonnes per annum.

36 prospective bidders for 27 Coal blocks

The coal ministry, which is conducting road shows in various cities, has prepared a list of prospective bidders for its 8th, 9th and 10th Tranches of auction.

Mining sector witnessing job losses; has potential to create 5 cr jobs: FIMI to PM

As of now, the contribution of mining sector in GDP is decreasing, FIMI said as it requested the Prime Minister's intervention "for much needed fast-track reforms"

Coal workers to go on strike on Sept 24 over FDI in mining

Coal workers to go on strike on Sept 24 over FDI in mining

Last week, the centre allowed 100% FDI in coal which the unions think is detrimental to their interest in India.

Panel for updating mining law, move to save PSUs from fines

Panel for updating mining law, move to save PSUs from fines

If executed, the proposal could save Coal India alone a contingent liability of nearly Rs 53,331 core, the panel said in its report.

Committee of Secretaries suggests amendment to section defining “illegal mining”

Committee of Secretaries suggests amendment to section defining “illegal mining”

If executed, the proposal could save Coal India alone a contingent liability of nearly Rs 53,331 core, the panel said in its report. ET has seen a copy of the report.

Coal India signs MoUs with Russia for coking coal

Coal India signs MoUs with Russia for coking coal

For the last several months Coal India is also looking at acquiring coking coal assets in Russia, Canada and Australia.

Coal stocks at 47 power plants reach critical levels

Coal stocks at 47 power plants reach critical levels

However, barring three plants, the situation is not considered ‘critical’ or ‘super critical’ in terms of coal stocks because they have used more coal than they were to be supplied between April and now.

NMDC restores Rs 1,395-crore order to BHEL for setting up raw material handing system at steel plant

NMDC restores Rs 1,395-crore order to BHEL for setting up raw material handing system at steel plant

NMDC had given the contract to BHEL in 2011. BHEL was to complete the work till February 28, 2014.

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