India says to open up coal sector, mineral mining to boost production

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India announced major reforms for its coal sector in its efforts to attract more investments to boost domestic production at a time when the country is a net importer of coal despite having the world’s fourth-largest deposits. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters that there was an urgent need to reduce import of substitutable coal […]

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Over 100 mineral blocks in India ready for online auctions, says mines minister

As many as 100 virgin mineral blocks across the country are ready for online auctions, said Union minister for mines, rural development, parliamentary affairs and Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar. “So far, 53 mines have been auctioned. The electronic auction of these assets has brought in incremental revenue of Rs 1.43 trillion to states. The additional revenue […]

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A record $93 billion private capital flowed into natural resources in 2018: Report

Private capital tracker Preqin says in an update that contrary to expectations, 2018 was another bumper year for the metals and minerals industry, particularly for natural resources investments. Fundraising by unlisted funds for investment in natural resources – oil and gas, timberland, farmland, water and mines – set a fresh record in 2018 and is […]

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India’s economic growth to hit 7.6% in FY2019: ADB

India is expected to grow at a healthy 7.3 per cent in fiscal year (FY) 2018 helped by improved domestic demand, steady revival in industrial growth and reduced drag from net exports, according to a recently released Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. In an update to its flagship annual economic publication, Asian Development Outlook (ADO) […]

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