22 Aug 2012
Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Wednesday said bidding process for coal block allocation could not be implemented due to stringent opposition from five coal-rich states like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
17 Feb 2015
New Delhi: With aggressive bidding for coal blocks likely to continue on the fourth day, the government on Tuesday said that poor states would benefit from the auction.
02 Jan 2014
New Delhi: Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has informed the Bihar government that the ministry has identified some coals blocks to be allocated to the power producers through tariff-based competitive bidding.
18 Aug 2013
Kanpur: Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday admitted that some files related to the coal block allocation scam are missing, remarks that drew attack from Opposition parties.
18 Jul 2014
Kanpur: Former coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Friday accused the BJP government of improper management of coal reserves in the country saying that the party has committed a 'mistake' by appointing one minister for both power and coal ministries.
04 Sep 2012
Under attack from BJP on the coal block allocation issue, the government on Tuesday said the policy followed by it in alloting the mines was "100 percent correct" and those who resorted to wrongdoing will go to jail.
10 Sep 2013
New Delhi: Amid furor over missing files with regard to mine allocations, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Tuesday said that the list of documents which could not be located would be given to CBI in a day or two.
02 Nov 2012
Letters for deallocation of 13 private coal blocks to their owners are likely to be sent soon after the Law Ministry gives its go-ahead, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said on Friday.
20 Feb 2015
New Delhi: The government said it will start the second tranche of coal block auctions by February 25 as it has already raised nearly Rs 84,000 crore from bidding.
27 Aug 2012
The government has not allocated any coal block since 2009, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said on Monday, rejecting the allegation that coal blocks were allocated during his tenure without proper screening.