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Effective Disaster Management in Mines to Boost Mineral Production

            On 29th December 2018, I came across heart breaking news in the media that, the Indian Air Force and Navy have joined the operation to rescue fifteen mine workers trapped since 13th December in a flooded coal mine in Meghalaya. This is an illegal coal mine functioning without any safety measures. This tragedy has made the nation ...

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Production, Supply and Import of Coal 

As per International Energy Agency (IEA), India was the third largest coal producer in the world during 2016-17.  There is no shortage of coal in the Country. As on 1.04.2018 the vendible stock of coal was 55.6 MT and as on 15.12.2018 coal stock was 22.93 MT with CIL.  All India raw coal production has increased from 565.77 MT in ...

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Growth of Beach Sand Mineral Industry in Odisha – Calls for urgent attention by the State Govt

.  Odisha not only possess huge mineral deposits of Iron, Coal, Bauxite and Chromium; but also has a substantial quantity of Beach Sand deposits. The effective mining of Beach sand, beneficiations and conversion to value added products within Odisha will accelerate the industrial development of the state. R C Patnaik, the Former Executive of Indian Rare Earth Ltd, Chatrapur in ...

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Exploitation of Atomic Minerals

 Government of India is aware of the fact that 10.98 million tonnes of resources of Molybdenum Ore is located in Tamil Nadu. However, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has not taken up any project for exploitation of Molybdenum available near Harur Taluk, Dharmapuri District in Tamil Nadu. Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), a constituent unit of Department of Atomic ...

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Private sector must play key role in exploration of the deep seated minerals 

The Union Government has allowed 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the mining sector and exploration of metal and non-metal ores under the automatic route, which will propel growth of this sector. Addressing the 7th India Minerals and Metals Forum in New Delhi today Joint Secretary Ministry of Mines, Mr Anil Kumar Nayak said Power and cement industries are ...

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Mining sector can help society prosper – CMD NALCO

Sustainable Mining can bring prosperity to Odisha and India, as in Australia and Canada, because it has the potential to provide employment and can play a huge role in alleviating poverty, said Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO, at the Sustainable Mining Summit held here today, organised under the aegis of Federation of Indian Mineral industries (FIMI).Corporate stalwarts, policy-makers, leaders ...

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Steps to reduce cost of production and import of coal 

  Some of the measures taken to bring down the cost of production by Coal India Limited (CIL) include the following: e-reverse auction for finalization of contracts for explosives implemented. Action taken for improving competition in tenders and cost reduction: In case of procurement, introduction of Reverse Auction (RA) for tenders valued more than 1 crore with Start Bid price as ...

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Supply of Coal to Power Sector

Supply of coal to the Power Sector has risen to 210.3 Million Tonnes (MT) in the first six months of this fiscal against 195.2 MT during the corresponding period of 2016-17 thus recording growth of 7.74% (provisional).As per guidelines prescribed by CEA, the thermal power stations are required to keep average coal stock for 22 days consumption for smooth operations. ...

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Supply of Coal To Non-Regulated Sector 

The coal supply to Non-Regulated Sector (NRS) is through Fuel Supply Agreements (FSAs) based on their long term linkage /Letter of Assurance (LoA) as recommended by Standing Linkage Committee (Long-Term). The coal supply to the steel Public Sector Units (PSUs) is also through Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Ministry of Coal vide letter No. 23011/51/2015-CPD (Pt-I) dated 15.02.2016 issued policy guidelines for Auction ...

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12th Biennial International Conference & SPG India inaugurated

18 November 2017, Jaipur: The 12th Biennial International Conference & Exposition of Society of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG) India was inaugurated by Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship at Jaipur today. The three days International Conference & Exposition of SPG India will remain open till 19th November 2017. During his second consecutive visit to SPG ...

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