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Indian Coal Sector : Opens up !

By Bharat Book Bureau

Mumbai, India - July 10, Bharat Book Bureau, has added " Overview of Coal Sector in India " ( ) to its huge collection of Reports.

This comprehensive review of the Indian coal sector analyses the prevailing scenario in the Indian coal sector alongwith existing policy & regulatory framework. The report offers details on the domestic supply in India and forecast scenarios on coal demand. It also includes statistical updates and performance of coal companies. The 'Players in the Coal Sector' section lists the key organisations in the sector. This report is a must for those seeking to understand the Indian coal scene and looking to develop sales into a dynamic growing market.

Contents of "Overview of Coal Sector in India 2005"

Chapter 1 Destination India- An Overview
• Indian Economy in World • Key Economic Indicators • Infrastructure Sectors Growth & Physical Performance • Challenge & Opportunity • Energy Security • Key Imperatives for India • The societal challenge and the delicate balance

Chapter 2 Indian Coal Sector
• Coal: Choice for Indian Energy • Policy Framework • Eligibility to do Coal Mining • Coal Mining Lease under the Mines and Minerals (Regulation & Development) Act, 1957 • Inventory of Coal Resources of India • Categorisation of Resources
• Status of Coal Resources in India during last Five Years • Sectoral Growth over Years • Demand & Indigenous Supply Mismatch • Key Challenges facing the Sector • Key Reforms Measures • The India Opportunity

Chapter 3 Historical Perspective
• Nationalisation of Coal Mines • Legislative History of Coal Mining • Amendment to allow Captive Coal Mining • Coal India (Regulation of Transfers and Validation) Act, 2000 • Amendment to the Coal Mines (Nationalization) Act, 1973 to promote non-captive mining of coal

Chapter 4 Coal Exploration
• Regional and Promotional Exploration • Detailed Exploration • Exploration Activities of CMPDI • Drilling in Non-CIL Blocks • Promotional Drilling by CMPDI • Geophysical Surveys • Hydrogeological Studies • Resource Estimation
• Remote Sensing • Laboratories • Coal Bed Methane Studies • UNDP/ Global Environment Facility (GEF) & GoI Project- Coal bed Methane Recovery and Commercial Utilisation

Chapter 5 Marketing & Distribution of Coal
• Coal Linkage Policy • Distribution of Coal to Core Sector • Linkage Committee • Distribution of Coking Coal to Steel Plants • Supply of Coal to Bulk Consumers • Coal Despatches and Stocks • Distribution of Coal to Non-Core Sector
• Special Smokeless Fuel Plant • E-marketing bv Coal Companies of CIL • Fuel Supply Agreements • Open Sales Scheme
• Supply of Coal to Power Houses • Outstanding Dues from SEBs to Coal India Limited • Steps Taken To Recover the Dues
• Distribution of Hard Coke • Coal Consumers Councils • Mode of Transport • Export of Coal • Import of Coal • Reasons for import of coal

Chapter 6 Demand Supply Scenario
• Ninth Five Year Plan period (1997-2002) Coal Demand • Production during 9th Five Year Plan • Coal Production during Annual Plans of 9th Five Year Plans • Productivity during 9th Five Year Plan • Ninth Five Year Plan Outlay • Plan Expenditure during 9th Five Year Plan • Tenth Five Year Plan period (2002-07) Coal Demand • Production during first three years of the 10th Five Year Plan • Tenth Five Year Plan Outlay • Plan Expenditure during 10th Five Year Plan • Demand and Supply in 2004- 05 • Scenario in 2005- 06 • Scenario at the end of XIth Plan (2011-12)

Chapter 7 Coal Projects Appraisal & Monitoring
• Details of Projects under Implementation • Main Reasons for Slippage in the Implementation of Projects • Steps Taken to Improve Project Implementation • Assistance required in Project Implementation • Environmental and Forestry Clearances
• Projects Sanctioned During 2004-2005 till Decmber 31, 2004 • Status of Projects Monitored at the Government Level • Coal Projects during the Year 2005-2006

Chapter 8 Initiatives in the Coal Sector
• Expert Committee • New Legislative Initiatives • Status of the Coal Mines (Nationalization) Amendment Bill • Revised Policy on Coal Mining by State Government • Captive Coal Mining • HR Initiatives • Corporate HRD Plan • Wages in Coal Sector • Coal Mines Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme • Coal Mines Pension Scheme, 1998 & Family Pension Scheme, 1971 • Industrial Relations • Workers Participation in Management • Welfare and Social Security Initiatives • Ex-Servicemen Transportation Companies • Resettlement and Rehabilitation Policy of Coal India Ltd

Chapter 9 Safety Issues in Coal Mines
• Measures adopted to reduce the number of accidents • Safety Monitoring in Coal Mines • Mines Rescue Services • Safety Statistics in Coal Mines

Chapter 10 Coal Pricing & Royalty
• Coal Pricing • Royalty • Legal Provisions on Royalty • Coal royalty rates during 1971-2002 • Methodology for fixing royalty Rates • Recommendations of 1997 Study Group on Royalty • Reasons for not revising the royalty rates on coal in 1997-98
• Recommendations of Study Group 2000 on royalty • Revision of Royalty on Lignite • Constitution of Committee to Consider Revision of Rates of Royalty on Coal

Chapter 11 Coal Conservation
• Sand Stowing • Control of Mine Fires and Subsidence • Research & Development

Chapter 12 Washing of Coal
• Initiatives taken by Coal India Limited for setting up of coal Washeries

Chapter 13 Captive Coal Mining
• Allocation of Coal Blocks for Captive Mining • Mining in Allotted Blocks

Chapter 14 Foreign Participation in the Coal Sector
• International Co-Operation in Indian Coal Sector • Cooperation with France • Cooperation with UK • Cooperation with Poland • Cooperation with Russia • Cooperation with Canada • Cooperation with China • Cooperation with Germany
• Cooperation with Australia • Cooperation with USA • Cooperation with South Africa • Cooperation with Kazakhstan
• Cooperation with Mozambique • Acquisition of Coal Properties Abroad

Chapter 15 Statistical Profile
• Number of Mines– Company Wise as on March 31, 2004 • Number of Mines– Sector Wise as on March 31, 2003 • Number of Mines– State Wise as on March 31, 2003 • Washeries in Operation in India
o Coking Coal Washeries
o Non Coking Coal Washeries
o Washeries Proposed/ Under Expansion on CIL's Land
• Coking and Non-Coking Coal Production during last Five years • Output Perman Shift (OMS) • Projects Sanctioned by CIL & its Subsidiaries/ SCCL under their Delegation of Power from April 01, 2005 to December 12, 2005 • Status of On-Going Projects Costing Rs 20 Crores & above in Coal/ Lignite Sector as on December 31, 2005 • Grades of Coal in India • Status of Manpower of CIL & Subsidiaries • Company-Wise Coal Production during last Five Years • Outstanding Dues Coal Company Wise • Outstanding Dues (Sector Wise) • Recovery of Outstanding Dues of CIL through Central Appropriation • Working Results of Coal India Ltd for the last Three Years • Details of vendible Coal Stocks with Coal Companies in the last five years

Chapter 16 Organisations in the Coal Industry
• Ministry of Coal • Coal India Limited and its subsidiaries • CIL Background • Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) • South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) • Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) • Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL)
• Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) • Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) • Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) • North Eastern Coalfields (NEC) • Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) • Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC)
• Organisations under the Administrative Control of Ministry Of Coal • Coal Controller's Organisation • Commissioner of Payments • Coal Mines Provident Fund Organistion • Private Coal Mining Companies

Chapter 17 Useful Contacts & Websites

• Qualified Person to prepare Mining Plans • Websites of Select Organisations

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