Archive for the ‘Coal’ Category

Freight Rate Hike By Railways

October 21, 2011 Leave a comment

A circular issued by Indian Railways last week shows that the season levy is increased to 10% from 7% announced in March 2011. This levy is in addition to normal tariff and is applicable to most goods transported during October-March that is considered busy season for railways. In March 2011, railways had levied a busy season charge of 5% on coke and coke group and 7% on all other commodities. Containerised cargo and certain automobile traffic continue to be exempt from this levy.  Read more…

Categories: Cement, Coal, Fertiliser, Railways

Coal India Stir Further Tightens Supply To Power Plants

October 21, 2011 Leave a comment

A temporary fall in production of coal has exposed the vulnerability of the sector to supply by a single company, namely Coal India. This dependence is likely to continue until the time the sector is deregulated and price gap between imported and domestic coal exists. Read more…

Categories: Coal, Power

Production of Coal by Coal India

September 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Coal India Limited (CIL)  has produced 431.32 million tonnes of coal in 2010-11 against the revised target of 440.20 million tonnes. 

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Categories: Coal, Data Bank

Coal Production: Target vs Achievement

March 15, 2011 1 comment

 Coal has been a major laggard among the infrastructure growth drivers. PIB released statistics on production target & achivement till dtae during the ongoing 11th 5-year plan period. Read more…

Categories: Coal

Infrastructure Gets A Firm Push

March 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Infrastructure development in India faces both financing as well as non-financing constraints. In the Economic Survey for 2010-11, the government has highlighted the need to address the following non-financing constraints that are leading to time and cost over-runs: Read more…

Coal India raises prices selectively

Reducing the import parity price of coal, Coal India for the first time ever hiked prices selectively.

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Categories: Cement, Coal, Power

Rationalisation of cement duty structure

“As a measure of relief to cement industry, I propose to replace the existing excise duty rates with composite rates having an ad valorem and specific component with some rationalisation. The basic customs duty on two critical raw materials of this industry viz petcoke and gypsum is proposed to be reduced to 2.5 %,” the Finance Minister said in his speech on the Union Budget 2011-12.

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Categories: Cement, Coal, Infrastructure