Coal India to invest in 26 new projects in partnership with private companies

Coal India plans to invest Rs 1.43 lakh crore in 26 projects in new business areas. The new business areas will include solar wafer manufacturing, a greenfield aluminium project along with brownfield aluminium projects in a joint venture with NALCO, solar generation projects, and thermal power plants. CNBC-TV18 reported that the company has received approvals […]

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NTPC’s Gadarwara Super Thermal Power Station in Madhya Pradesh fully operational

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State-owned power giant NTPC announced that unit-2 of its Gadarwara Super Thermal Power Station with 800 megawatt (MW) capacity, in Madhya Pradesh has been included in its installed electricity generation capacity. With this, the 1,600 MW Gadarwara Super Thermal Power Station (2 x 800 MW) has become fully operational. Located at Gadarwara in Narsinghpur district of Madhya […]

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Many a slip between the cup and the lip; Coal auctions in India for commercial mining further delayed

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India’s latest round of coal-block auctions was all set to kick off on 19 October. However, on 14 October, in an unexpected move, the Centre announced yet another delay in the process. The government will announce the revised schedule “shortly” for the latest auctions, which would, when they happen, become the first following the complete […]

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European Commission seeks public comments on India’s Basmati GI right plea

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The European Commission has sought public comments on India’s plea to register the name ‘Basmati’ under geographical indication (GI). The GI application was filed by India in 2018. Similar applications have also been filed by Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda) to register the aromatic rice variety under GI in Thailand and Malaysia. […]

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