An Environment Ministry's panel has made it clear to Tata Steel that its proposal to set up a power plant in coal-bearing region of Jharkhand will not be approved unless it is cleared by the coal ministry.
The Railways Ministry is scouting for options to make private participation in the sector attractive. The ministry has urged for decentralising the system of coordination between the ministry and industry.
The shortage of coal may adversely affect the new capacity addition plans in power sector to the tune of 15,000 MW in the current fiscal. Coal availability for power plants designed to run on indigenous coal
In response to the request to revise royalty rates, the centre is considering a proposal to hike royalty rates on coal and lignite blocks. The proposal is under consideration of a study group that has collected views of the concerned stakeholders