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India's coal industry caught in litigation maze

The Supreme Court has allowed companies to challenge auction rules
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 05:50
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BLACKOUT WORRIES: Boosting output of coal, which fires 60 per cent of India's generation capacity, is crucial to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aim to provide electricity for every home.

New Delhi

THE troubles in India's coal mining industry are far from over.

After the country's Supreme Court cancelled mine permits last year and asked for fresh auctions, the top court has now allowed companies to challenge auction rules.

The move potentially opens the door