Cancelling a domestic advantage
Next door public sector Coal India is also moving in the same direction. Its domestic production is far lower than what the power plants need, so to meet the gap it has begun to import and sell coal at an average of both prices. The reasons why the two sectors have reached here, we all know.
But as a result of the mess none of these minerals are going to be available at prices lower than imported ones, for at least the period of the 12th Five Year plan. The companies that will escape the price pressure are those with captive mines like Tata Steel, Sail or NTPC, Tata Power and R Power for those projects where they have coal blocks. For those even with coal linkage or committed iron ore contract, the costs will be high.
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