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Those 23 mines, comprising open cast and underground ones, to be closed down were identified in the last fiscal, officials said.(File photo)

Coal India to close down 23 unviable mines, aims to save costs upto 500 crore

PTI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 09:14 PM IST
The world's largest miner has shut down 82 such mines in the last three-four years.
The coal sector reforms are not just about investments and improving coal production. It has the innate potential to usher in immense job opportunities and provide a boost to the government’s Make in India programme, since coal mining operations require large machines and manpower(Pankaj Kumar/HT)
The coal sector reforms are not just about investments and improving coal production. It has the innate potential to usher in immense job opportunities and provide a boost to the government’s Make in India programme, since coal mining operations require large machines and manpower(Pankaj Kumar/HT)

Unveiling reforms in India’s coal sector

By Pralhad Joshi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 08:27 PM IST
This will ignite investment, shore up production, create employment and move us towards self-reliance
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