coal sector Current Affairs - 2019

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Government launches UTTAM App for coal quality monitoring

The Ministry of Coal has launched UTTAM (Unlocking Transparency by Third Party Assessment of Mined Coal) Application for coal quality monitoring. The app aims to ensure transparency and efficiency in coal quality monitoring process and bring coal governance closer to people. Key Facts The app has been jointly developed by Ministry of Coal and Coal Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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CCEA gives Approval to New Coal Linkage Policy

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a new coal linkage policy to ensure adequate supply of the fuel to power plants through reverse auction. The new policy will help in ensuring fuel supplies to the power plants in an organised manner. Need Though, the government’s initiatives and prevailing market conditions to a large extent Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Union Cabinet gives nod for development of Underground Coal Gasification

The Union Cabinet has approved a policy framework for development of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) in unexplored coal and lignite bearing areas in the country. Decision in this regard was taken by Union Cabinet Committee meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. What is Underground Coal Gasification (UCG)? UCG is a Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Government adds 18 more coal blocks to fuel the power sector

Government has added 18 more new coal blocks exclusively for the power sector in order to revive the this sector  which was facing hurdles due to poor supply of coal to thermal plants. These 18 coal blocks are added to the existing 74 reserves, which have been earmarked for e-auction as well as for allotment Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Centre Welcomes SC Decision to Cancel Allocation Of 214 Coal Blocks

The Supreme Court (SC) has cancelled 214 coal block allocations out of the 218 that were under consideration. These allocations were made to various companies since 1993. The Centre welcomed the SC decision and stated that its stand on the allegedly illegal coal block allocations was now vindicated. The government has been granted six months Read More…

Month:  Categories: Constitution & Law

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