Coal consumption to reach peak by 2030, drop over two decades
In the early 1970s, the Government of India took over the management of coal mines in two tranches. The process kick-started with the nationalisation of coking coal mines in 1971-72, followed by non-coking coal mines the following year. With the enactment of the Coal Mines Act, 1973, all mines were nationalised.
The Ministry of Power has signed an MoU for Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) with Tamil Nadu in New Delhi, on 9 January, 2017. With the signing of the Â‘24x7 Power For All (PFA)Â’ roadmap document with the state, the roadmap for all the 28 states, except one, and all the seven Union Territories in the country has now been finalised and is under implementation.
Roads, Ports & Other Infrastructure Committee and Hydrocarbons Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry organised the Â“Infrastructure Conclave 2016 Â– Accelerated Growth with Inclusion & EquityÂ” on 5th October 2016 at PHD House, New Delhi which was attended by more than 130 delegates and 27 speakers from Industry, government and other stakeholders during the full day event.
The Ministry of Coal (MoC) is targeting coal production of 1.5 billion tonnes. Of this one billion tonnes will come from Coal India Limited (CIL) and the remaining 500 million tonnes will come from non-CIL sources, particularly from the mines that are presently being auctioned or allocated to non-Coal India entities.