Niti Aayog sets up high-level committee to boost mining in India
Updated : April 26, 2019 02:24 PM IST
The committee includes officials from steel, coal and mines ministry, public sector mining companies, with representation from the private sector.
The industry has also demanded a reduction in the timeline for environment and forest clearances from 840 days to 180 days and complete removal of the cap on mining in India.
Industry experts say mining contributes about 2 percent to India’s GDP, and has the potential to increase it to 10 percent.
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