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Roundtable Discussion | Coal Auctions: Implications and the way forward

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Event summary by on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Brookings India hosted a roundtable on Coal Auctions – Implications and the way forward.

Auctions for coal blocks, started in early 2015, have changed the status quo. The auctions were widely reported to result in windfall revenue gains for states (over the life of the mine), and also prospectively ensure raw material security for coal based industries and usher reduced power tariffs. There are implications of coal auctions that could impact all mineral industry in future. Based on ongoing studies, Brookings discussed modalities and future of auctions with this brown bag round table.

Brookings India is a New Delhi-based affiliate of the Brookings Institution, Washington, the world’s oldest independent think-tank. Established in 2013, Brookings India serves as an important platform for developing and disseminating policy recommendations for Indian policymakers. Our work is centered on the Brookings Institution motto of “Quality, Independence, Impact”.

DISCLAIMER: The discussion was under the Chatham House Rule (no attributions). Photographs taken during the event may be used for non-commercial/archival purposes. Brookings India also shares a brief and limited write-up about the event under Chatham House Rule with its audiences.

This event is by Invite-Only

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Research Associate Anurag Sehgal presents on Coal Auctions

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Participants view the presentation

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Participants engage with each other during the discussion

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