Coal ministry discusses coal price pooling with Planning commission

CCEA in February decided to restrict pooling to power plants commissioned since March 2009

Two months after the Union cabinet spelled out the road-map for implementing the controversial proposal of coal price pooling, contours of the proposal are yet to be firmed up. The coal ministry today gave a presentation to the Planning Commission on the methods of pooling and its impact on different sectors, in a meeting chaired by the commission's Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) had in February decided restricting pooling to power plants which have been commissioned  since March 2009. However, the proposal has ...