Indonesia Thermal Coal Export Ban Proposal – a worry for India

At  present 60% of thermal coal is imported from Indonesia for use in Power Sector in India. Indonesia is looking for ban in export of low grade thermal coal by 2014 , a move if  undertaken will have definite an adverse  impact on Indian power sector. This may ultimately affect state of  Bihar also as all future power projects whether under State Plan, World Bank Project, JV, PPP or MOU are coal based. This is a matter to be looked into by Planner.