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CIL may start coal imports by September end

Government-owned Coal India (CIL) would seek advance payment from its customers for its coal supplies, which it is going to be imported. And for its maiden coal import, the CIL may float a tender by September end. Sources in CIL said that a series of meetings with power producers and trading firms has taken place.

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Coal blocks auction either by Dec or Jan: Govt

According to media reports, the government on September 15 stated that the auction of explored coal blocks may take place either by December or the beginning of the next year, A permission letter from the Ministry of Environment & Forests would be given to the successful bidder, Union Coal Secretary SK Srivastava said in Delhi.

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NLC may take a call soon on foreign coal asset proposals

For its upcoming power projects, the Neyveli Lignite (NLC) in Tamil Nadu is examining 89 proposals from Indonesia, Australia, Mozambique, the US and a few other countries which are offering coal assets and long-term fuel supplies among other things. Neyveli Lignite may take a final decision on these by next November, say media reports.

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CIL may start coal imports by September end

Government-owned Coal India (CIL) would seek advance payment from its customers for its coal supplies, which it is going to be imported. And for its maiden coal import, the CIL may float a tender by September end. Sources in CIL said that a series of meetings with power producers and trading firms has taken place.

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Coal blocks auction either by Dec or Jan: Govt

According to media reports, the government on September 15 stated that the auction of explored coal blocks may take place either by December or the beginning of the next year, A permission letter from the Ministry of Environment & Forests would be given to the successful bidder, Union Coal Secretary SK Srivastava said in Delhi.

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NLC may take a call soon on foreign coal asset proposals

For its upcoming power projects, the Neyveli Lignite (NLC) in Tamil Nadu is examining 89 proposals from Indonesia, Australia, Mozambique, the US and a few other countries which are offering coal assets and long-term fuel supplies among other things. Neyveli Lignite may take a final decision on these by next November, say media reports.

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Govt to up steel demand in rural areas

To increase the demand of steel in rural areas and to boost steel consumption, the Union Minister of Steel, Beni Prasad Verma has been stressing on the need for setting up Steel Processing Units (SPUs). The effort aimed at bridging the disparity between the national consumption of 60 kg of steel per man per year and rural consumption of 10 kg per man per year.

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Dassault to serve mining sector, opens office in Kolkata

Dassault Systems, a French design software company, is to focus on the mining and energy sector in the eastern part of the country. It has already set up an office in Kolkata for the purpoe. The company's focus will be on mining projects in the east and hydro-power projects in the north-east.

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Power project faces delay due to land issue

Owing to its failure to acquire the required amount of land, NTPC is facing difficulty in implementing the 1,320 mw (660 mw x 2) Katwa thermal power project in West Bengal. The state government refused to give required land for a coal mining project, which is essential for the proposed power

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SAIL to explore new ore deposits

In order to meet the future requirement of iron ore, Steel Authority of India (SAIL) plans to explore new iron ore deposits in the states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, MP, Maharashtra, Odisha and Karnataka. The company wants to implement new ore mining project as it plans to raise its steel making capacity by up to 50 per cent to 21 million tonne by this fiscal.