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May 16th, 2012
India’s Deficient Infrastructure Holding Back Coal Production

Infrastructure for Indian coal pithead dispatches, a major bottleneck in meeting rising demand for domestic and imported coal, has shown a marginal increase in capacity, the Coal Ministry has reported. In information placed before Parliament on Monday, junior Coal Minister Pratik Prakashbapu Patil said that in 2010/11, Indian Railways moved 239.12-million tons, or 45.68%, of total coal dispatches of 523.46-million tons. This was against 226.02-million tons, or 44%, of total dispatches of 513.79-million tons during 2009/10. Read More