Plan to Open up Coal Min­ing for Pri­vate Sec­tor De­layed

The Economic Times - - Front Page -

The gov­ern­ment’s plan to open up the coal sec­tor for pri­vate com­mer­cial min­ing has been de­layed by the global eco­nomic slump, said coal sec­re­tary Anil Swarup. The gov­ern­ment is not sure whether an auc­tion would gen­er­ate ad­e­quate in­ter­est among min­ing firms. There was a plan to open up non-cap­tive com­mer­cial coal min­ing to pri­vate firms by March.

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