Coal

Royalty Rates on Coal and Lignite

Royalty Rates on Coal and Lignite

Section 9(3) of the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957, provides that the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, amend the Second Schedule (which specifies rates of royalty) so as to enhance or reduce the rate at which royalty shall be payable in respect of any mineral, provided that the Central Government shall not enhance the rate of royalty in respect of any mineral more than once during any period of three years.

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Coal Production in India

Coal Production in India

Coal production in India during the year 2016-17 was 662.77 million tonne (MT) as compared to 639.23 MTs during 2015-16.

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Coal Washeries in India

Coal Washeries in India

Coal washing is an integral part of coal production. Raw coal coming from mines is washed to remove the ash contents to make them fit for feeding into boilers, particularly those of steel plants. Barring a few instances, a coal washery does not form part of a coal mine in India.

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