Jan 21, 2020, 07.45 AM IST



Nalco agrees to sell alumina to Vedanta’s ‘foreign’ entities

Nalco was unwilling to settle citing the reluctance of officials to take any decision to this effect. Today, the bench formally passed an order facilitating a settlement between the two sides on the issue.

Vedanta gets Supreme Court nod to bid for Nalco’s alumina tenders

​A three-judge Supreme Court panel said Vedanta’s foreign units can bid for...

Dharmendra Pradhan to inaugurate an integrated steel hub

Government estimates suggest capacity addition in the steel hub would entail capital...

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  • The ministry cleared 14 of the 23 projects it considered. This is likely to help Coal India meet its targets of producing 750 million tonnes next fiscal requiring achievement of a 14% growth over current year’s 660 million tonnes target, and one billion tonnes target by 2024.

    While Gopalpur recorded the highest maximum temperature of 27.5 degrees Celsius, the lowest minimum temperature of four degrees Celsius was recorded at Sonepur town. Cold wave conditions are likely to prevail in Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Khurdha, Puri, Nayagarh, Boudh, Sonepur and Bolangir districts.

    The Vir Surendra Sai (VSS) Airport in Jharsuguda was earlier included under UDAN-3. Earlier this year, commercial flight service was initiated from Veer Surendra Sai Airport at Jharsuguda to six cities of the country under the third phase of UDAN scheme.

    Approximately 3.4 million passengers flew under the government's regional connectivity scheme, Udan, till date, with 134 routes commencing operations between January and October. As many as 335 routes were awarded during the year, covering 33 airports, comprising 20 unserved, three under-served and 10 water aerodromes, the release added.

    A worker was found dead at the railway siding area on the plant premises of Vedanta Aluminium Ltd in Jharsuguda a couple of weeks back.

    The airline's flight AI-9727 departed from Bhubaneswar at 9.05 am and reached Jharsuguda at 10.10 am.

    ​​The approved per annum capacity of the mine is 2.6 million tonnes with an extractable reserve of 114 million tonnes. Once operational, it will provide fuel security, improve power availability and further strengthen the company’s aluminium operations and performance.

    At the meeting of the committee of creditors (CoC) held on October 14, the lenders had decided to go ahead with the resolution plan submitted by the Sajjan Jindal-controlled JSW Group entity a week after Vedanta decided to pull out. On October 6, Vedanta had announced its decision to withdraw its resolution plan.

    The agency has said BPSL acquired land valued at about Rs 361 crore, made addition of buildings valued at Rs 7,473 crore and plant and machinery of Rs 19,725 crore between 2011 and 2017. The funds infused as equity capital by the Singals and associated promoter companies were sourced from bank loans that were illegally diverted.

    "The water & effluent treatment business of L&T Construction has secured orders from prestigious clients from two states in India," the company said in a statement.

    Chattisgarh East Railway, a special purpose vehicle floated by SECL will connect Kharsia, Korichapar, Dharamjaygarh and Korba. This will enable coal evacuation from two large coalfields at Mand-Raigarh and Korba.

    The prime minister said the airport would go a long way in transforming the state into a modern and developed one.

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