Power companies may get nod to pass cost borne to meet coal shortage

The government may allow power companies to meet any shortfall of coal through their choice and pass the increased cost to end consumers, if Coal India fails to supply the committed quantity.

India faces 70MT coal shortage this fiscal

India faces a shortage of 70
million tonne (MT) of coal this fiscal and the demand supply
gap in 2011-12 may reach about 51 MT, coal minister Sriprakash
Jaiswal informed the Rajya Sabha on Monday.