India: Indian court cancels coal mining licences in corruption crackdown

RTCC: The supreme court of India yesterday cancelled the licenses of 214 coal blocks, which it said the government had allocated illegally. The move grants a temporary reprieve to areas of the Mahan forest that were set to be felled to make way for an open cast coal mine. British-registered companies Essar and Hindalco had been granted permission to clear the area. It could also make domestic coal production more expensive in India, a country which is struggling to address energy shortages. But......

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