India needs to up coal imports
By Shivom Seth
Some 700 people in India were in the dark recently, as the country experienced a massive power failure on July 29. The acute shortage of coal was cited as one of the major reasons.
Such was the scale of the power failure that mining operations in Eastern India were immobilised. Nearly 200 miners were trapped in a coal field in West Bengal and 65 others were trapped in the Bharat Coking Coal facility in Jharkhand.