Panel Discussion |Coal India Ltd.’s Journey and Coal’s Future, with Partha Sarathi Bhattacharyya, author of “When Coal Turned Gold”
Development Seminar | Feminist engagement with post-colonial developments
Development Seminar | Towards more globally competitive gas markets
Reviving BIMSTEC and the Bay of Bengal Community
Mentions and Appearances
Indian Railways’ business model is based on passengers underpaying and freight overpaying. Already, in financial year 2016-17, coal’s extra freight charge increased the cost of power by about 10 paise per kilowatt on average. For power plants in distant states, which inherently rely on Railways for coal, this number can be three times higher.
Gujarat, Punjab, Tamil Nadu that are far from coal mines, and therefore pay more than others, will contribute proportionately more to recover the coaching loss — the passenger subsidy. This overpayment by coal-based power applies to all coal generation in States like Punjab as all their coal comes via Railways.