Provisional coal statistics 2008-09

For progressive improvement in the economic growth of a developing country like India, sustainable energy supply is of paramount significance. Coal, being a relatively cheap and abundant energy resource in contrast to a very low hydrocarbon resource potential in India, remains the focus of attention of the energy planners ever since the oil crunch of the early seventies as well as ever increasing energy demand in the country. For making a strategic coal sector plan for the country on a continuing basis, a sound data base is a must. This issue incorporates provisional information of the preceeding financial year along with past few years