coal

Towards a rounded policy: Parliament passes the Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill

The new law seeks to transform the mining industry by boosting coal production and reducing dependence on imports. Read more »
coal imports to surge to meet power demand

Global CO2 emissions fall as power sector moves away from coal

Power generation from coal crashes by 24% in Europe and 16% in the US, but China’s dependence on coal-fired plants rises. Read more »
Pankaj Satija of Tata Steel

‘Mining policy must have certainty, clarity and consistency’

Tata Steel Ltd’s Pankaj Satija calls for the simplification of tax regime by removing multiple levies. Read more »
Mining industry reforms

A holistic mining policy can boost growth, employment generation: Experts

The mining industry is hampered by policy inconsistencies; needs a holistic approach to attain its full potential, say policy makers, industry brass. Read more »
India-Sweden collaboration

India, Sweden to fund tie-ups in smart grid research

The programme will ensure that the best of Swedish and Indian innovators can forge partnerships and develop solutions, says Klas Molin, Ambassador of Sweden to India. Read more »
Mining in India

Towards an Indian century: Policy imperatives for mining sector

Mining industry’s contribution to the GDP is in the range of 2.2-2.5% and any decision-making paralysis in this sector will have a bearing on a large number of user industries. Read more »
Ongoing coal shortage in India

India to stop thermal coal imports by FY24, says Pralhad Joshi

Government plans to make CIL an integrated energy company by setting up pithead thermal power plants. Read more »
Vodafone Idea is in big trouble

Pound of flesh: Telecom crisis shows India in poor light

As it looks to emerge as a global economic powerhouse, India cannot afford the image of a rent-seeking state. Read more »
Mining policy interview with Aruna Sharma

‘Supreme Court wanted transparent mechanism, it did not suggest mining auctions’

The mining industry is suffering because of the patch work approach and ad hocism in policy making, says Aruna Sharma. Read more »
India's finance ministry to encourage bankers to take bold lending decisions.

Modi govt takes steps to reassure PSU banks to take bold lending decisions

PSU banks have been asked to set up panel of senior officers to oversee the progress of disciplinary and internal vigilance cases to avoid harassment. Read more »