The 32nd meeting of the standing committee on safety in coal mines was held on 17th March, 2009 in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri Santosh Bagrodia, Hon

Indian Mining Industry makes a major contribution to the national economy and to the well being of the society as a whole. The country

In this report the committee has examined the medium and the long term (up to 2031-32) demand

Report would mainly address the issues of increasing the availability of coal in the short to medium term and bridge the gap between demand and supply. It was felt that the role of captive coal producers would be quite important and captive mining could take root and contribute significantly in the short to medium term.

For progressive improvement in the economic growth of a developing country like India, sustainable energy supply is of paramount significance.