An Indian cabinet decision to decentralise shipping arrangements for import of cargo owned or controlled by government departments and state-owned firms will remove an assured business opportunity for local fleet owners.
Thermal coal remains India's most important fuel used to generate electricity. With increasing environmental concerns, storage and handling of coal in large quantities has thrown up additional challenges. One of the major challenges lies in handling the coal in an environment-friendly manner.
Paradip Port Trust (PPT) is awaiting a positive response on its request to waive license norms for storing imported coal at its warehouse. The port is mandated to secure a storage licence and a transport license for all mineral transactions under the Odisha Mineral (Prevention of Theft, Smuggling and Illegal mining and Regulation of Possession, Storage and Tran
In a country where minerals are reported as scarce, comprehensively mapping and identifying available natural minerals will result in a major upward revision of our estimates how much can be mined indirectly curbing illegal mining. Puneet Goel writes.