Daily Archive: March 19, 2013

CoalMin forms panel to devise policy on PPP framework

The government has constituted an panel to formulate a policy on public-private partnership framework with state-owned CIL BSE -1.50 % as one of the partners to increase coal output.The development comes close on the...

Govt plans to set up National Power Committee

The Power Ministry is mulling setting up a National Power Committee for ensuring stricter grid discipline among the states and penalise the ones overdrawing electricity from the grid. “Power Ministry is working on it and CERC...

Coal firms fudging data to conceal overruns: TCA Anant

The country’s chief statistician, TCA Anant, has said that state-run coal companies are “under-reporting time and cost overruns” of their various projects, which is making it difficult for the ministry of statistics and programme...

Gujarat on top, Uttar Pradesh at bottom of discoms ratings list

The tussle between Narendra Modi andNitish Kumar has created ripples in the electricity sector as Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scinida is scheduled to preside over a function that will contrast exemplary performance and credit-worthiness of Gujarat utilities with...

Coal India may cut prices of top grades

State-owned Coal India Ltd may cut the prices of top grades of thermal coal, with calorific value of over 6,100 kilocalories (kcal) per kg, according to sources. All four grades are linked to the...

Chidambaram says real problem is road, power sectors

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, on Monday, expressed concern over 215 stalled projects, with an investment of Rs 7 lakh crore, in sectors such as power, coal, iron, steel and road transport. Talking to reporters...