Improved rural supply, demand from large users among reasons for spike

Can use excess capacity of Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan

An arm of State-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) claims that the organisation’s afforestation efforts have more than made up for the deforestation caused by its mining activities.

More than six months since it has received expression of interests (EoI) from private operators, ONGC now proposes to farm out operating interests in four coal-bed methane assets.

DVC places order; negotiations with NTPC not successful.
Coal import has become critical for the power sector due to the widening demand supply gap in thermal coal.

Coal India Ltd's plan to enter into thermal coal import business is yet to find many takers in the power sector.