Can plug coal import gaps by raising output: Anil Kumar Jha, Chairman CIL


Can plug coal import gaps by raising output: Anil Kumar Jha, Chairman CIL

Coal India needs to step up production to meet India’s coal import requirements of 235 million tonnes. The state-run miner must do this, overcoming its own constraints and increasingly erratic and taxing climatic conditions. In an interview, Anil Kumar Jha addresses some pressing and some recurrent issues.

Coal India unions have called for a strike against government’s decision to allow 100% FDI in mining. How are you reassuring them?

Yes, the unions have called for a strike on September 24. We are in constant dialogue with them, and even had a meeting. This is government of India’s decision.

What’s your view?
Competition is welcome, we are ready for it.

What are your concerns on economic slowdown. Will it affect capital expenditure and targets of Coal India?
As far as Coal India is concerned, there is absolutely no slowdown. We are not in a position to meet country’s coal demand. Last year Read More

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