• https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/reliance-launches-new-road-project-to-counter-pushback-against-plastics-120012900169_1.html
  • The Road Transport, Highways and MSME Minister said that projects specially about Rs 1 lakh crore Delhi-Mumbai express highway can offer instant right of way to players interested in setting up LNG stations, electric charging stations or petrol pumps.
  • Reliance Industries is launching a project to use plastics in road construction, amid growing concerns over pollution in the country of 1.3 billion whose major cities are often plagued with smog and litter.
  • Leading mining, power, and metals companies raised several concerns in the upcoming auction of coal mines for commercial mining.  They told the coal ministry officials that seeking financing for commercial mining would be a major issue, sources said.
  • The ministry of coal has released a probable list of 84 mines which will be offered for auction. They have geological reserves of 22,360 million tonne.
  • Road transport minister Nitin Gadkari has committed that the Delhi-Mumbai expressway will be built within next three years.  The deadline for the expressway has been fixed for January 26, 2023. The expressway will reduce the travel time to 12 hours.
  • State-owned Coal India (CIL) has received green clearances for 17 mining projects, a move that will enable the world’s largest coal miner to achieve one-billion-tonne production target, Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi has said.
  • Coal India Ltd has registered an over 10% growth in production to 54.17 million tonnes (MT) till January 27 compared with 48.94 million tonnes it reported in the same period last year. This is the first double-digit growth that the company has registered during the ongoing fiscal.
  • According to an official, the production spurt came largely on the back of better show at Mahanadi Coalfields and South Eastern Coalfields (SECL). He further added that by the end of January, production is likely to be up by another 8 MT.