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India’s Coal Story

India’s Coal Story
From Damodar to Zambezi

© 2017 | 288 pages | SAGE India

Believe it or not, India has one of the largest coal reserves in Asia, but still relies on imports from Australia and Mozambique...

India’s coal reserves were the lifeline that fuelled the British Empire in Asia, and yet today this industry is on the verge of collapse. Coal was at the centre of a major political scandal that nearly sent a prime minister to jail. This one-of-a-kind book unveils the murky politics around coal - the resource that could provide India all the energy security it needs.

Foreword by Vinod Rai
Preface and Acknowledgements
Ole King Coal
A Nation and Its Contradictions
Nationalisation of Problems
Coal on Sale
Notes from an Auditor
Entrepreneurship and Environment
Winners and Losers
A Promise to Keep
Energy Ambitions

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Subhomoy Bhattacharjee

Subhomoy Bhattacharjee, with twenty-two years of experience in journalism, is a Consulting Editor for Business Standard. His areas of interest include public policy, especially regulatory issues, finance and urban development. He is the author of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in India: Myths and Realities. He has authored a study on the Land Acquisition Act, a project on comparative land prices in India’s selected districts and its relation with industrialisation, commissioned by GIZ, India, and TARI. He has previously contributed to other books, including Media at Work in China and India:... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789386446008