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government considering winding up unsafe coal mines: piyush goyal


by: pti | vienna | published:may 12, 2017 10:41 pm union minuster piyush goyal. (file photo)the government is planning to soon shut some of the mines of the state-owned coal india that are relatively unsafe and produce small quantity of coal. the plan follows announcement of a safety audit of all the 418 mines in the country in the aftermath of one of the worst disasters in jharkhand that claimed at least 18 lives.“we have done the safety audit of all the coal mines, particularly the underground mines. so, we will soon be taking a view on some of the unsafe mines where we think it may be better not to produce… which are of a very small quantity,” coal and power minister piyush goyal told pti in vienna.the minister is on a trip to austria and the united kingdom for the energy dia...






piyush goyal: government generates rs 1,748 crore from auction of 31 coal mines


new delhi: the government has generated revenue of rs 17,47.7 crore from the auction of 31 coal blocks. "the revenue generated till january, 2017 from the auction of 31 coal mines is rs 17,47,72,47,706," coal and power minister piyush goyal said in a written reply to the lok sabha. so far, 82 coal mines have been allocated by way of auction/allotment. "out of the 82 coal mines, 31 coal mines have been allocation through e-auction," it said. "the revenue from the auction of coal mines under the provision of coal mines (special provisions) act, 2015 comprises of upfront amount as prescribed in the tender document, auction proceeds and royalty on per tonne of coal production, which shall be devolving entirely to the coal bearing state government," he said. allocation of coal mines, incl...






coal mines provident fund: coal mines pf merger with epf will benefit workers: p


vienna: union minister piyush goyal today lent full support to the proposed merger of coal mines provident fund with epf saying it will safeguard workers' interests, even as the unions opposing it prepare to go on a 3-day strike next month. "yes, i believe that for the future, employees' provident fund organisation, which is the largest national body, should also look after the provident fund of the coal mines workers," goyal told in an interview to pti here. around five lakh coal workers from different subsidiaries of coal india ltd and singareni collieries company ltd have decided to go on a three-day nation-wide atrike from june 19- 21. "every workers existing right will be protected, safeguarded and there is no question of any worker suffering any loss," goyal, the power and coal...






coal mines pf merger with epf will benefit workers: piyush goyal


published:may 12, 2017 11:32 am union minuster piyush goyal. (file photo)union minister piyush goyal on friday lent full support to the proposed merger of coal mines provident fund with epf saying it will safeguard workers’ interests, even as the unions opposing it prepare to go on a 3-day strike next month.“yes, i believe that for the future, employees’ provident fund organisation, which is the largest national body, should also look after the provident fund of the coal mines workers,” goyal told in an interview to pti here.around five lakh coal workers from different subsidiaries of coal india ltd and singareni collieries company ltd have decided to go on a three-day nation-wide atrike from june 19-21.“every workers existing right will be protected, safeguarded and there i...






energy minister piyush goyal visits bmw's electric vehicle plant, auto news, et


file photo: piyush goyal, union minister of state (ic) for power, coal, new & renewable energy and minesgermany: during his visit to leipzig, union minister of state (ic) for power, coal, new & renewable energy and mines, piyush goyal visited and interacted fraunhofer institute and bmw's electric vehicle manufacturing facility, a statement on press on information bureau.in leipzig, goyal studied electric vehicle (ev) charging infrastructure which included public fast chargers, normal chargers at homes as well as multi-functional street pole chargers with cctv and wi-fi infrastructure. the city utility in leipzig provides free electricity to ev owners in order to incentivise consumption.this is a model being used by tesla motors too and can also be explored in power surplus india. innovati.






piyush goyal: companies under piyush goyal’s ministries to switch to e-cars


vienna: officials and state firms under the power, coal, renewable energy and mines ministries will start using electric vehicles, catalysing the governments plan to make zero-emission cars popular, piyush goyal, minister in charge of these sectors, told et. the government has already prepared guidelines for fast-charging stations for e-vehicles, while for buses, the plan is to have a system of swapping a used battery with a charged one, he said. work has already begun to prepare tenders to buy the vehicles. state-run energy efficiency services ltd (eesl) will soon invite bids for bulk supply of electric cars and other vehicles for its ministries and public sector undertakings located in delhi. “tenders for about 1,200 vehicles for offices of various departments in delhi will give the fi..






policy for surplus coal availability for power plants in works


by: pti | new delhi | published:march 23, 2017 5:49 pm goyal said technology development is a continuous process and government has laid emphasis on updating technologies by coal companies. (representational image)the government is working on a policy to ensure power plants have surplus availability of coal, union minister piyush goyal said on thursday. to a query on whether the government proposes to formulate a policy to ensure surplus availability of coal for power plants, goyal replied in the affirmative.“a policy for allocation of coal to the power sector is under formulation,” goyal, who holds coal and power portfolio, said in a written response to the query in the lok sabha.speaking of the declining trend in coal import, the minister said that in april-january of 2016-17, i...






piyush goyal blames congress for mismanagement of rajasthan discoms


by: pti | jaipur | updated: may 19, 2017 7:40 pm power, coal and renewable energy minister piyush goyalunion minister piyush goyal on friday accused the previous congress government of “utter mismanagement” of rajasthan discoms and said it was the bjp that pulled the power distribution companies out of losses. our government is committed to providing uninterrupted power supply to the remotest of areas, where transmission losses and theft is less than 15 per cent, goyal said.“when the bjp came to power in rajasthan in 2013, the discoms were suffering rs 15,000 crore losses yearly,” goyal said. the minister lauded the vasundhara raje-led bjp government for “pulling out” the discoms from the losses and “mismanagement”. “there has to be a collective effort to achieve 24-...






if one firm goes, others will come: piyush goyal on posco’s exit offer


by: pti | mumbai | published:march 19, 2017 5:50 pmundeterred by posco-india’s offer to return the land provided for its steel project in odisha, union minister piyush goyal today said if one company pulls out, others will come in. “there are more and more opportunities in india and if one company chooses to pull out, others will come in,” goyal said on the sidelines of international diamond conference ‘mines to market’.commenting on the delay in land acquisition and other policy issues as regards the korean company, the coal and power minister said, “it had happened during the earlier regime and now things are becoming more transparent.”odisha’s industries minister debi prasad mishra had said that posco-india in a letter requested the state government to take back its...






electricity bills: government asks states to link electricity payment with aadha


the government has suggested states to link electricity bill payments to aadhar card linked bank accounts of consumers, power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister piyush goyal said. goyal said the government is redrafting the formula as per which centre allocates its quota of power to states. he said a proposal to pool fixed costs of all ntpc thermal projects has been floated and the states have decided to consider it.






piyush goyal: india to set up 60000 mw indigenous nuclear plants


new delhi: india will set up 60,000 mw of indigenous nuclear power plants, power, coal, renewable and mines minister piyush goyal said. the union cabinet on wednesday approved the scheme that will promote energy self sufficiency, clean, carbon free sources of power and place india high among nuclear power countries, he said. he said the decision will lead to rs 70,000 crore domestic orders for pressurised heat water reactors and create 33,400 direct and indirect jobs.






india needs to innovate for a better tomorrow : piyush goyal


by: pti | new delhi | published:may 25, 2017 5:57 pm union minister piyush goyal (express photo: pavan khengre)india needs to innovate and work towards a better tomorrow rather than resting on the assumption that everything is good, power and coal minister piyush goyal today said.goyal was reacting to yesterday’s remarks made by visiting harvard business school professor and economist michael e porter who said, ‘business environment in india is better but not good’.“as (michael) porter yesterday said things are better but not good. and i am delighted that you said because the day you start thinking that things are good, i think that will be the end of all thinking about innovation on further improvements to the working of the government,” the minister said.he was addressing ...






union power minister piyush goyal to inaugurate badalta maharashtra conclave tod


by: express news service | mumbai | published:june 26, 2017 3:36 am union minister piyush goyal. (file photo)related newsunion minister of state with independent charge for power, coal, new and renewable energy and mines piyush goyal will be the chief guest at badalta maharashtra, a two-day conclave organised by loksatta of the indian express group, beginning on monday.goyal will inaugurate the conclave, which will provide an insight into the country’s power sector. the session on the current situation and challenges in the sector will have speakers including prayas’s shantanu dixit, state power consumers organisation president pratap hogade and mahavitaran managing director sanjeev kumar.the segment on alternative energy will have speakers including a b jain (jain irrigation), ga...






afforable electricity: coal tax at 5% in gst will bring down power tariffs: goya


new delhi: lauding the goods and services tax (gst) council's decision to tax coal at the lowest rate of 5 per cent, coal and power minister piyush goyal on friday said the move will allow power distribution companies (discoms) provide electricity at affordable rates. coal is currently taxed at 11.69 per cent. "the entire gst regime is designed to help bring down costs all over the country and aims at one nation, one tax to reduce corruption," goyal said at a briefing here on the progress made in rural electrification. "i am happy that the gst council decided to keep coal in the 5 per cent tax slab. coal sector will benefit significantly which would help discoms provide power at affordable rates. it will help bring down costs," he added. besides, goyal, who also holds the new and rene...






cabinet approves 10 nuclear reactors for power generation: piyush goyal


by: ians | new delhi | published:may 17, 2017 3:54 pm “the cabinet has approved to install 10 indigenously built pwhrs,” union minister piyush goyal said at a press conference. (source: file photo)the union cabinet on wednesday approved the setting up of 10 indigenous pressurised heavy water reactors (phwrs) for nuclear power generation.“the cabinet has approved to install 10 indigenously built pwhrs,” union minister piyush goyal said at a press conference after the cabinet meeting presided over by prime minister narendra modi.goyal, who is union power and coal minister, said the new pwhrs will generate 7,000 mw power. at present india generates 6,780 mw from nuclear power.goyal also said that nuclear reactors, which will produce 6,700 mw, are under implementation and these ar...






piyush goyal endorses for power connections to all including tenants


by: pti | new delhi | published:may 16, 2017 10:04 pm union minuster piyush goyal. (file photo)power minister piyush goyal on tuesday endorsed the idea of providing electricity connection to consumers other than property owners like tenants and said it does not create any right over ownership. “electricity connection does not prove the ownership of the property. some states are afraid that providing power connections would lead to claims over properties,” goyal told reporters here after a press conference on this austria and uk visit at ficci.he further said, “the uttar pradesh government is working on norms for providing electricity connection to all (including tenants) in way that it does not create ownership of the power customer. it is already there in maharashtra. we cannot...






piyush goyal says 25-yr old power plants to be turned into super critical plants


by: pti | new delhi | published:march 16, 2017 1:31 pm union minuster piyush goyal. (file photo)all power plants, which are over 25 years old, will be phased out and converted into ‘super critical plants’ to augment generation capacity and reduce pollution, power minister piyush goyal said on thursday. goyal told lok sabha that these old power plants of ntpc, which together produced around 11,000 mw power, will be phased out gradually and converted into ‘super critical plant’.“such plants are six to eight time less pollutant and will be able to generate more power,” he said during question hour. goyal said during 12th plan till september 2016, a total of 3,000 mw of inefficient thermal generating capacity has been retired, which will result in better utilisation of more ef...






union minister piyush goyal bets on divestment, rules out air india privatisatio


by: pti | mumbai | published:march 18, 2017 5:35 pm union minister piyush goyal (express archive) union power minister piyush goyal said on saturday that the government will aggressively pursue strategic sale in loss-making units and has put hindustan photo films on the block, but ruled out privatising bleeding air india, saying every major country needs a national carrier. “we have decided on strategic disinvestment of several loss-making companies,” the minister told the india today conclave in mumbai on saturday, adding that the struggling hindustan photo films is among the first psus to be divested.without naming hindustan antibiotics, goyal said a pune-based pharma company is also under the hammer. he said the government is talking to employee unions and other stakeholders f...






nobody feels safe in up: piyush goyal


by: express news service | lucknow | published:february 4, 2017 5:48 am piyush goyalagainst the backdrop of the murder of a businessman’s son in meerut and a trader here, union minister piyush goyal on friday slammed the ruling sp on the law and order situation, claiming “nobody feels safe” in up. erting that law and order has deteriorated, and “goonda raj” is prevailing, he told mediapersons: “the situation is such that women and businessmen are the worst victims.”the minister, who was in lucknow, visited the family of trader shravan sahu, who was s dead in a busy market in saadatganj on wednesday. sahu was pursuing his son’s murder case, in which the alleged role of several policemen are under scanner.lucknow ssp manzil saini has recommended a cbi investigation into sahu’s murder on the






hydroelectric projects: environment ministry rejects powermin’s request to relax


written by deepak patel | new delhi | published:march 22, 2017 3:58 am these proposals were put forward by piyush goyal in a meeting with anil dave on september 3, 2016.the environment ministry has turned down the power ministry’s proposal of letting the regional officials grant forest clearances (fcs) for hydro projects that have an area up to 40 hectares. moreover, it has also refused to change the prescribed norms for “e-flows” — which is quantity, timing, and quality of water flows required to sustain ecosystems and dependant human livelihoods — in hydro projects of the country.these proposals were put forward by piyush goyal, minister of mines, power and coal, in a meeting with anil dave, minister of environment, forest and climate change on september 3, 2016. vario...






piyush goyal: won't allow companies from country barring indian firms: piyush go


new delhi: power minister piyush goyal today said he "will not allow" any company to come to india from a country that does not permit an indian firm to do business there -- a warning seen to be targetted at china. "reciprocity should be there. is india a punching bag that if you want then you can come and invest in india and earn and indian companies cannot come and earn in your country. we believe in reciprocity and it is also a display of our strength," the minister said. while goyal did not name any country, the comments follow media reports that india may soon bar chinese power companies from projects in the power sector, as china does not approve foreign investment in electricity grids on security grounds. india allows 100 per cent fdi in this business. speaking to reporters at a...






opponents questioning evms a case of sour grapes: piyush goyal


new delhi: after union -minister of state for power piyush goyal welcomed the bjp's win in wednesday's mcd polls and described the opposition crib against evms as a case of sour grapes. goyal said, "i congratulate manoj tiwari, amit shah and pm modi for huge success of the party. leadership of bjp and pm modi has been able to give this country a good government. since the pm was engaged in the development of the nation continuously for last three years people of delhi have taken right decision after comparing the work of the other parties," he rubbished baseless allegations being made against the bjp with regard to tampering of evm machines, by saying that these are the machines that had been used by the aap. the aam aadmi party (aap) has blamed the doctoring of electronic voting machi...






satellites being used to check illegal mining: govt


by: pti | new delhi | published:march 9, 2017 2:49 pm  (source: express archive photo/representational)satellites are being used for surveillance aimed at checking illegal mining in the country and the data is quickly passed on to the state governments for action, the government told the lok sabha today. the ministry of mines, through indian bureau of mines (ibm), has developed the mining surveillance system (mss) in collaboration with the ministry of electronics and bhaskaracharya institute of space applications and geo-informatics (bisag) to use the space technology to check illegal mining, minister for mines piyush goyal said.watch what else is making news“mss uses the satellite remote sensing technology together with information technology. mss is a transparent and bias-free sy...






govt to electrify all rural households by may 2018


by: ens economic bureau | new delhi | published:may 20, 2017 3:38 am union power minister piyush goyal speaks during a press conference on ‘deen dayal upadhyaya gram jyoti yojana – rural electrification scheme’, in new delhi on friday. pti photo after making timely progress in village electrification, the government is planning to train its attention on providing electricity to individual households. it has now decided to complete the “100 per cent household electrification mission” by may 2018.power minister piyush goyal, on friday, said “instead of counting 10 per cent households in the village to complete electrification process, now the government is focusing on providing power connections to each and every household of village”.goyal added that villages in the remo...






india will not allow power firms from countries where indian companies are banne


new delhi: india's power sector will slam the door on foreign firms from countries that do not allow indian companies to invest and make money in their markets, introducing a strong element of reciprocity, power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister piyush goyal said. goyal also said renewable power was central to india's long-term energy security at a low cost and rubbished claims that electricity generated from wind, sun or water was harming the grid or conventional power. he was also optimistic about the future of electric cars and the country's power situation, particularly in uttar pradesh, where the new chief minister was sharply focused on reforming the sector. india has the world's most liberal regime for foreign direct investment but countries that were g...






up govt discriminating in giving power connections: piyush goyal


by: pti | new delhi | published:february 22, 2017 5:22 pmunion power minister piyush goyal today accused the samajwadi party government in uttar pradesh of providing power connections to members of “one community” in the state where assembly elections are underway. he said bjp mp from mooradabad sarvesh kumar singh had alleged that the state government was giving power connections to people from a “particular community” and denying it to others in some areas of his constituency.watch what else is making newswhen the minister asked for a report from the state government, it denied discrimination. but the mp then approached the prime minister who directed the power ministry to send a high level committee to investigate.“the committee in its report said there were several areas...






electricity bills: government asks states to link electricity payment with aadha


the centre today urged states to ensure digital payment of electricity bills through aadhaar- linked bank accounts. "it is not mandatory, but it is of interest for all of you. because if you pay bill digitally through it, then it would be properly logged in that you paid the bill... this initiative is being aimed at helping the public. the efforts are being made (in this regard)," power minister piyush goyal said here. he was speaking during the two-day conference of power, new and renewable energy and mines ministers of states and union territories (uts). stating that it was the discretion of states whether to link electricity bill to aadhaar-enabled bank accounts or not, the minister said "i think it is in the interest of the consumers". goyal said further the government is redraftin...






cabinet changes law to evict overstaying mlas, mps from government accomodations


by: ians | new delhi | published:may 17, 2017 5:58 pm an estate officer, as per the new rules, will not need to follow “elaborate procedures” and can even make an order for the eviction of such persons forthwith following the procedure proposed in the amendments. (source: ani photo/representational)the cabinet on wednesday approved changes in a law that empowers an estate officer to fast track eviction of ministers, members of parliament and bureaucrats overstaying in government-allotted residences long after they cease to hold official positions. people who overstay in official accommodations take recourse to courts, minister of state for coal and power piyush goyal told reporters in new delhi.goyal was announcing the decision to amend the public premises (eviction of unauthoriz...






climate change a challenge caused by human beings: piyush goyal


by: pti | new delhi | published:march 27, 2017 2:13 pmpower minister piyush goyal today squarely held human beings responsible for the climate challenge, saying they can address it ultimately. “it is time that human beings understood that climate change is a challenge caused by humans only and ultimately it is humans who can address it,” goyal said while addressing the world conference on environment 2017 here in a statement.according to a power ministry statement, the minister said such conferences are very appropriate in the current scenario as these discussions help us come up with new ideas and bring back the focus on sensitive subjects like climate change.goyal observed that “we are living on this planet and using its resources as if we have an another planet to go to later...






up 24-hour electricity: yogi signs ‘power’ pact, says earlier govts faced crises


by: express news service | lucknow | published:april 15, 2017 1:18 am chief minister yogi adityanath with union power minister piyush goyal in lucknow on friday. (express: vishal srivastav)as uttar pradesh became the last state to sign the ‘power for all’ agreement with the centre on friday, both union power minister piyush goyal and chief minister yogi adityanath accused the previous akhilesh yadav government of not implementing central schemes in the state.goyal, who arrived in lucknow to sign the agreement, said that ever since the ‘ujala’ scheme was launched on may 1, 2015, the centre had been trying to ensure its proper implementation in uttar pradesh, but it could not happen just because the state government wanted to use the chief minister’s photograph on the central...






appalachia comes up small in era of giant coal mines


by tim meko and bonnie berkowitzby tim meko and bonnie berkowitzmay 5 at 7:57 amthe average miner underground in west virginia produces three tons of coal per hour. the average miner at a strip mine in wyoming produces nearly 28. that is not the fault of the miners but of the mines’ geology.appalachian coal mines have a size problem.this is different from the well-documented problems of the industry itself. yes, cheap natural gas has become the go-to fuel for generating electricity. and pollution regulations have made coal-fired plants less profitable. exports have waned as china and other countries mine more of their own coal, and renewable options such as wind and solar have become more practical and widely used.but coal still accounts for 30 percent of the electricity generated in thi..






narendra modi: india muscles its way into high energy table | india news


new delhi: prime minister narendra modi's energy plans have not only helped bjp win hearts in up, they have now found india a spot at the global energy market's high table as well— an associate membership of paris-based international energy agency. and true to its new-found boldness, new delhi put its energy muscle on full display by fielding oil minister dharmendra pradhan and power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister piyush goyal at the joining ceremony here on thursday. between them, the two ministers account for administering nearly a fifth of india's gdp and are responsible for energising a billion-plus lives through the government's flagship programmes: ujjwala, a unique programme to provide free lpg connections to poor households, and amassive rural ele...






bjp asks mamata banerjee to come clean on trinamool congress’s funding


by: pti | new delhi | published:june 7, 2017 10:39 pm union power minister piyush goyal. pti photo by manvender vashistrelated newslaunching an attack on west bengal chief minister mamata banerjee, the bjp today accused her party, the trinamool congress (tmc), of not accounting for over rs 24 crore “it spent on political campaigns” in 2013-14. union minister piyush goyal asked the tmc supremo to “come clean” on the source of the money and took a dig at her saying it was now clear why was she opposed to demonetisation, which was “aimed at curbing black money”.as per the election commission’s (ec) guidelines, the political parties had to account for their expenses even when they were getting funds from a third party, he said. goyal cited a media report which claimed that t...






china police arrest mine manager in explosion death cover-up


beijing — police in central china’s hunan province have arrested a coal mine manager on suspicion of under-reporting the death toll from an explosion this week.the official xinhua news agency reported saturday that the official death toll climbed to 10 after investigators found a miner who had been listed as “injured” in the tuesday blast. the agency said that police detained a manager surnamed liu on suspicion of covering up the death.authorities at the “high gas” zubao coal mine initially said that nine out of 29 people working in the pit had died. gas explosions inside mines are often caused when a flame or electrical spark ignites gas leaking from the coal seam.three local government officials including two deputy mayors are also under investigation.mines in china, the world’s largest






thermal power plants may get more time to meet emission norms


by: pti | new delhi | published:february 13, 2017 3:27 pm power minister piyush goyal. (file photo)power minister piyush goyal today said the environment ministry is on board to consider extension of december 2017 deadline for coal-based thermal power plants to meet stricter emission norms. “i don’t want that we import equipment (to meet deadline for meeting emission norms). we realised after discussions that it would put more burden on the consumer and they will have to pay more for electricity,” goyal told reporters at an ntpc conference here. he was responding to queries on environment ministry’s tougher norms for power plants relating to consumption of water, particulate matter, so2, nox and mercury.“we took up the issue with environment ministry. they agreed with us that deadline sho






renewable energy: varanasi to be clean energy city before munich: piyush goyal


new delhi: power minister piyush goyal has taken up the challenge to rapidly make varanasi a 100 per cent clean energy city to steal a march on germany's munich. the german city is scheduled to flaunt the tag by 2025. "noting munich's aim to become 100 per cent renewable energy powered city by 2025, goyal threw a challenge to make varanasi 100 per cent renewable energy powered before 2025 and beat munich," stated power ministry in a statement on goyal's recent four-day visit to berlin, leipzig and munich till june 1, 2017. it further said, "in this way, the world's oldest city (varanasi) can also become the first major city to be powered fully by clean energy. the minister instructed officials to start working on this including the storage and distribution infrastructure required fo...






'that's his house when he's up there'


closeskip in skipxembedxshare during his show in phoenix, arizona, comedian george lopez had a yelling match with a female audience member. wochitcomedian george lopez apparently had a fan evicted from the celebrity theatre on feb. 4, 2017.(p o: mike coppola/getty images) 419 connectlinkedinemailmorepeople you don't want to annoy: george lopez at the celebrity theatre in phoenix, arizona, this past weekend, apparently.during an uncomfortable tmz video that has gone viral, the angry-sounding comedian appears to have a woman evicted during his second appearance at the phoenix venue on urday, feb. 4. it comes after he tells a joke in which part of the punch line involves blacks not marrying hispanics. the video is definitely nsfw.woman escorted outafter a member of the audience stands up and