A coal mine in India

GST Council meeting: A case for the abolition of the archaic coal cess

The impact of the GST compensation cess on coal is not confined to the metal and energy sectors. Its ripple effect is felt on many other industries. Read more »
coal mine in India

Auctions should happen only after all clearances are obtained

The Centre should set up a committee to go around the world, study policies in other mineral rich countries, and decide what is good for India, says BRV Sushil Kumar. Read more »
A coal mine in India

No FDI likely in coal; govt must ensure rock bottom prices

Use of coal may end in another 20 years, so India must ensure optimum use of this window, says VR Sharma of JSPL. Read more »

All clearances should be given along with mining lease

BRV Sushil Kumar, director of mines & geology, government of Telangana and president, Mining Engineers Association of India Hyderabad chapter, speaks about the problems faced by the mining industry. He suggests... Read more »

Interview: Cutting logistics cost key to steel industry’s future

Laxmi Narayan Mallik, executive director (logistics and infrastructure), Steel Authority of India Ltd, talks about the challenges faced by the industry. Read more »
Dilip Kumar Gupta, managing director of Sagarmala Development Company Ltd

India on track to achieve 3 billion tonne port capacity

Government berths are being auctioned to private players who will mechanise them and improve efficiencies. Read more »
Ramakrishna Chinnamsetty, head mining & raw material, ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel, at the conference on holistic mining policy in New Delhi.

Common infrastructure can be created by all players

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel will think of expansion only after achieving 10 million tonne capacity. Read more »
SAIL executive director Laxmi Narayan Mallik

Logistics cost is 14-15% now, SAIL is trying to reduce it

India has a logistics problem, needs to build better infrastructure, says SAIL executive director LN Mallik. Read more »