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Mr S K Chand

Soon after the private power promoters met the Prime Minister requesting intervention for ensuring coal supplies to languishing power plants, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) directed Coal India to sign fuel supply agreements (FSAs), by March...

Mr S K Chand

The minister of coal has recently asserted that Coal India Ltd would definitely continue as a monopoly and that he is not keen to bring the private sector into coal mining. He has also hinted that there is no proposal for restructuring the...

Mr S K Chand

At the beginning of this financial year, the coal sector reported a stock of 69.17 million tonnes, although many of the power stations were listed as 'critical' and 'super critical' by the Central Electricity Authority; holding a stock of only 7...

Mr S K Chand

The serious shortage of domestic coal supplies, becoming graver by the day, is being directly attributed to the ministry of environment and forests's (MoEF) green activism; particularly that of its minister. The standoff between the ministry of...

Mr S K Chand

The ensuing IPO of Coal India Limited (CIL) is the best thing to happen to the Indian coal industry. CIL, a mammoth monopoly for several decades, will now be held accountable to scores of shareholders. After the nationalisation of the coal...

Mr S K Chand

Import parity prices for petro goods are totally rational and appropriate. The country is becoming increasingly dependent on oil imports, and with mounting prices in the international market, it would be justified for consumers to pay prices in this...

Mr S K Chand

Recently, two articles in these columns (November 16 and December 6, 2005) discussed about the security of energy supplies in India. We reiterate certain facts brought out in both the articles and put forth an analysis so that the issue of finitude...

Mr S K Chand

The symbiotic link between reforms in the power and coal sectors needs greater attention. The policy framework in the coal sector has a direct bearing on the performance of the power sector. Sixty per cent (62,631 MW) of power generating capacity is...

Mr S K Chand

Indigenous resources and potential The coal-bearing formations of India occur in two distinct geological horizons in the Lower Gondwana (Permian) belts of India and the Tertiary sediments (Eocene-Oliocene) of north-eastern India, Rajasthan, Gujarat,...

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