Insights into Editorial: How severe is India’s coal crisis, and what is the govt doing to address it?

  Context: India is facing a severe coal shortage. The coal stocks at its thermal power plants can supply just days of fuel. Union Power Minister has said the situation is “touch and go”, and could be “uncomfortable” for up to six months. The Prime Minister’s Office reviewed the coal stock situation in India’s thermal …

RSTV: THE BIG PICTURE- INDIA’S COAL SECTOR REFORMS

Introduction: The Centre launched the auction of 41 coal blocks for commercial mining, with the Prime Minister formally giving the green signal and expressed optimism that it will help in reducing dependency on imports. The move is aimed at reviving the auction process, which has remained in limbo with only 31 coal blocks having been …