• Coal India Ltd (CIL) has floated a tender worth Rs 4,970 crore for construction of a 135-Km east-west rail corridor in Chhattisgarh to evacuate 65 million tonnes of coal from opencast mines of its subsidiary South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), sources said.
  • Coal India Ltd has finalized contracts for heavy earth moving equipment worth over Rs 5,900 crore to ramp up production, its Chairman Pramod Agrawal said. The miner is also planning a capex of Rs 10,000 crore during the current fiscal.
  • The Odisha Government requested the Central Government to defer the coal block auction process by three months in view of the unfavourable market situation due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has sought cabinet nod for two industrial areas and one multi-modal logistics and transport hub, work on which is proposed to begin by next year.
  • Steel Authority of India (SAIL), reported that it has nearly doubled its capacity in five of its plants. The modernisation drive undertaken by the government is a key step towards the target of 300 MTPA crude steel productions by 2030.
  • The UP energy department set the target of increasing its power generation capacity by four times, from the existing 3,200 megawatt (MW) to 12,734MW, by 2022.