Author Archives: Friends of Coal (North East)

About Friends of Coal (North East)

Since its establishment in 1985, Mahalaxmi Group has consistently achieved its goals and demonstrated its ability to expand its market share, achieve excellence in the sector it operates in and realize shareholder value. In the last 10 years alone, the company has gone through a tenfold increase, expanded its reach countrywide and introduced new products and innovations. Today, we remain devoted to the same principles and aspirations that pushed our success over the decades. Values rooted into our corporate culture include zero compromise on quality, persistent value for money for our clients, a strong commitment to augment value for our investors and to achieve new heights and prosper together. We are actively working to contribute our share in environment aid by fostering plantation and greenery so that the places we are involved in experience the least negative climate impact.

CIL now set to prioritise coal supply to CPPs

Cement plants in the country were facing fuel crisis after petcoke was banned in three states for causing a high level of pollution. After meeting a spurt in the demand for coal from the power sector, Coal India is set to prioritise … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

CIL looking to buy stakes in overseas coking coal mines

The government today said state-owned Coal India is hunting potential avenues for buying stakes in coking coal blocks overseas. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said, “CIL (Coal India) is pursuing available opportunities for buying equity stakes … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Supreme Court allows use of petcoke by cement industry

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the cement industry to use petroleum coke, a dirtier alternative to coal which had temporarily been banned as pollution levels shot up in Delhi last month. India is the world’s biggest consumer of petroleum … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NGT TO DECIDE THE FATE OF COAL MINING IN MEGHALAYA TODAY

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) will finally pronounce its orders today on transportation of the extracted coal as well as reopening of coal mining in the state of Meghalaya after three days of hearing and deliberation on the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Coal India to shut 37 mines this fiscal year

NEW DELHI: Coal India Ltd plans to shut 37 underground mines by the end of this fiscal year, two company officials said, despite unions’ plans to strike for three days this month if the decision is not withdrawn. The coal … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

FACT CHECK: Is President Trump Correct That Coal Mines Are Opening?

As he announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, President Trump said he was putting American jobs ahead of the needs and desires of other countries. “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

India, Once a Coal Goliath, Is Fast Turning Green

MUMBAI, India — Just a few years ago, the world watched nervously as India went on a building spree of coal-fired power plants, more than doubling its capacity and claiming that more were needed. Coal output, officials said, would almost … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Coal Miners Move SC Over May 31 Extension

SHILLONG: With the deadline to transport extracted coal ending on May 31, a local coal body has filed a case in the Supreme Court for extending the last date. In a statement on Saturday, the State Co-ordination Committee of Coal … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NGT ban violation cases pile up on slow trials

The slow progress in trials is leading to piling up of cases related to NGT mining ban violation in Jaintia Hills, the mineral-rich part of the State. Illegal extraction and transportation of coal in the region continue unrestricted even after … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Meghalaya Minister Says Mining Policy on Open Cast Mining Not Feasible

Meghalaya Forest and Environment minister Prestone Tynson on Thursday said that framing of mining policy in the context of open cast mining in the coal mining areas of the state is impossible and the only solution to the problem is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment