East India Environment Industries Social

Meghalaya disaster : 13 miners feared dead after being flooded in illegal mine

  Thirteen miners are feared dead in India after the shaft of a mine they were illegally digging collapsed and flooded in the remote northeastern state of Meghalaya.   Officials told media efforts are underway to pump water out of the coal mine in the state’s East Jaintia Hills district after the miners became trapped Read More…

Environment Nature World

Coal No.1 Pollutant and India No. 3 polluter of Co2 in Global Rank

Global carbon emissions are set to hit an all-time high of 37.1 billion tonnes of CO2 in 2018, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project.   India, the third-highest contributor, is projected to see emissions rise by 6.3% from 2017.   The 2.7% projected global rise in Read More…

Environment Industries Session Court

Coal scam : Former coal secretary, Ex bureaucrats got 3 year imprisonment and got bail

  A Delhi court Wednesday sentenced former coal secretary H C Gupta to 3-year imprisonment in a coal block allocation scam case which happened during the previous UPA regime at the Centre.   Two other bureaucrats K S Kropha and K C Samria were also awarded 3-year of jail term. The three bureaucrats were also Read More…

Companies Supreme Court

Amendment of PPA : SC order flouted by Gujarat Government

In a direct defiance of a Supreme Court order, the BJP-led Gujarat government has asked its power distribution company to increase tariffs of the three coal-based power plants, which are owned by Tata Power, Adani Power and Essar Power, by making amendments in their power purchase agreements (PPAs) and approaching the power regulators for approval. Read More…