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Vol 4 (AAC) No 3

Published 1st January 2011

Sriprakash Jaiswal

Deputy Minister of Coal

India is seeking African supplies to cope with a looming coal shortage. Dependent on coal, India has large reserves – 58.6 billion tonnes in 2009 – but environmental regulations obstruct local mining. Coal India Ltd., the state-owned producer, has ,scaled back its targets. The shortfall will be made up by imports, though imported coal is costly after recent flooding in Australia and South Africa drove up prices.

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