The Union Mines Ministry has expressed displeasure over the unimpressive progress of mineral blocks auctioned by states, reports the Business Standard. Post auctions, little has been done to secure clearances to enable commencement of mining from such blocks.
GVK Power (Goindwal Sahib) Ltd, a subsidiary of GVK Power and Infrastructure, has got permission from the Environment Ministry to import coal from South Africa as a Â´stop gapÂ´ arrangement in case the company fails to get coal from its captive mines in Tokisud North sub-block in Jharkhand.
GVK Coal (Tokisud) Company, a subsidiary of GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd, expects to start coal production at its Tokisud mine in Jharkhand and supply the fuel to the parent companys 540-MW Goindwal Sahib thermal power plant in Punjab by November
The new Union government will accord high priority to implementation of three critical rail links, a move that will ensure transportation of 300 million tonnes (MT) of additional coal amid shortages faced in the country. The three rail corridors are: Tori-Shivpuri-Kathotia.
Alstom has been awarded a Ã‡40 million contract by Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) to supply three 660 MW supercritical boilers for North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project in Jharkhand. The units are expected to be commissioned in 2017.