Self-sufficiency in coal production by 2024
According to Union Minister Pralhad Joshi, the Centre aims self-sufficiency in the coal sector by 2024 and the changes in the coal mining policy have been effected to achieve the same. He said India stood fifth in terms of coal reserves and the Centre was working towards achieving self-sufficiency in coal production. He also talked about a move of the government that opens up the sector to players outside steel and power as well as removes end-use restrictions.