India opens up coal mining to non-public sector to raise virus-hit economic system

India opens up coal mining to non-public sector to raise virus-hit economic system

India Thursday opened up coal mining to the private sector half a century after bringing it under state control, in a bid to boost the coronavirus-hit economy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the move would generate investment and new jobs, and help the energy-hungry nation of 1.3 billion become self-reliant. Despite having the world’s fourth-highest…

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