Increasing coal production from its national coal producer Coal India Limited (CIL). 1 billion tons is expected from Coal India which accounts for over 80 per cent of the domestic production.
Encouraging greater private and foreign participation. The Ministry of Coal quickly reauctioned 204 allotments cancelled by the Supreme Court. Private mining to be expanded further as a result of the Coal Mines Special Provision Bill passed in March.
Easing environmental restrictions, permiting processes, and land acquisition. The Ministry of Coal is tracking projects in various stages and it may intervene if there are significant delays.
Focusing attention on coal transportation expansion. In 2014, 50 million tons of coal were stranded at mines because of rail limitations and shortage of railcars. The govt. is concentrating on 3 key rail projects that could facilitate an additional 100 million MT of coal production.