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Government of India
Ministry of Coal
07-March-2018 14:51 IST
Coastal Transportation of Coal

An Inter- Ministerial Committee on augmenting coastal shipping of Coal and other commodities/products have been constituted. Ministry of Shipping is the nodal Ministry for the Committee. The terms of reference of the committee are as follows:-


  • Review and approve the strategy for coastal shipping of coal including annual targets for volumes of coal, which can be transported by rail-sea-rail route;
  • Periodically review and approve the implementation roadmap and associated projects for achieving the agreed targets;
  • Approve actions for addressing issues related to inter Ministry or Inter agency Coordination;
  • Periodically collect feedback from all relevant stakeholders (power utilities, coal producers, railways, Shipping companies/logistics service providers, ports, etc.) to fine-tune the strategy and road map for coastal shipping of coal as well as other commodities.


This information was made available in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.