Aluminum makers in India desperate for coal as power supply gets erratic

India’s aluminum makers are calling on state-run Coal India Ltd. to restore supplies of the fuel, after the producer cut back shipments to prioritize deliveries to power plants amid surging electricity demand. The producers, typically among the largest industrial electricity consumers, face severe disruption if smelters experience outages and have few alternatives to domestic coal, […]

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Government institutes expert committee on coal-based hydrogen production

The government has constituted a task force and expert committee to prepare a road map for coal-based hydrogen production. This is aimed at contributing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda of a hydrogen-based economy in a clean manner. According to the coal ministry’s press statement, “Ministry of Coal has constituted two committees today, one to […]

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Under Shakti scheme, India’s power ministry agrees to 3 coal auction windows

Providing relief to about 8,500 mega-watt (MW) of power plants without power purchase agreements (PPAs) which rely on auctions conducted under the Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating Koyala (Coal) Transparently in India (SHAKTI scheme) by the government, the Union power ministry has agreed to allow generating stations to procure fuel under the scheme through three […]

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Coal mining assets worth Rs 28,747 crore to be monetised till FY25

The government has identified 160 coal mining assets worth an estimated at Rs 28,747 crore for monetisation over four years till FY25. “The Ministry has identified more than 160 projects for private-sector participation towards improving efficiency as well as scaling up production. The projects are expected to be implemented over the next 2-3 years,” according […]

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India’s oil products demand to grow by an average of around 250,000 barrels per day every year over the next decade: S&P Global Platts

S&P Global Platts Analytics expects India’s oil products demand to grow by an average of around 250,000 barrels per day (bpd) every year over the next decade, supported by population growth and a steady rise in disposable personal incomes. The International Energy Agency recently said that India could witness the biggest increase in energy demand […]

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Shifting away from coal mining, Chhattisgarh state experiments with developing forestry flora

For decades, mining has eaten into the forests of mineral-rich Chhattisgarh. But as the state moves away from opening coal mines, authorities have introduced measures to boost output of forest goods – from tamarind to cashew nuts and medicinal seeds. In the forests of Bastar in Chhattisgarh, women have been busy plucking the tan-coloured fruits […]

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