What the landmark Supreme Court judgment on coal allocations means for solar and for doing business in India

Tobias Engelmeier | 04 September 2014

On August 25th, India’s supreme court judged all coal block allocations to private parties after 14th July 1993 to be illegal due to “arbitrariness and legal flaws” (see ruling here). While it is not clear what will follow next – i.e. how these transaction will be either untangled or made legal in some manner, the ruling itself gives a rare insight into the Indian coal and power industry. It will


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