As Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister, grapples with slowing growth, weak output and rising inflation, he will pay particular attention to one company whose performance has a bearing on all those issues: Coal India, the public sector behemoth that mines 80 per cent of the country’s coal.
That in itself presents a big challenge. For Coal India is not performing well. It has missed production targets in five of the last eight months and output has grown at less than 2 per cent annually over the past four years. Read more