As per the latest Indian Ports Association report, Thermal coal imports declined by 17.69% to 51.10 million tonnes at the country’s top 12 major ports during April-October this fiscal against 62.08 million tonnes in the same period previous year . As far as coking and other coal is concerned, its handling recorded a rise of 6.88% at 33.43 million tonnes during the seven months period.
China and the United States have agreed to cancel in phases the tariffs imposed during their months-long trade war, the Chinese commerce ministry said, without specifying a timetable.
An interim US-China trade deal is widely expected to include a US pledge to scrap tariffs scheduled for December 15 on about $156 billion worth of Chinese imports, including cell phones, computers and toys.
Excessive compensation payments for land acquired for roads, rise in construction and compensation claims and building of roads where traffic is not available, has led to national highways roads becoming a severely financial unviable proposition, former power secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said.
Road infrastructure investment has the biggest spin-offs in terms of boosting economic activity and social advancement, Garg said.
Expansion of road network at all levels- national, state, districts and villages, is vital for national growth as well as for all round well-being of all people.