India-Indonesia B2B virtual meet on Coal mining likely on November 5


India is scheduled to hold the 5th Joint Working Group (JWG) meet on Coal between India and Indonesia on November 5, 2020.


The proposed meet will be held through Video conference from New Delhi due to travel restrictions on account of Covid pandemic. This will be co-chaired by Additional Secretary, Ministry of Coal Vinod Kumar Tiwari from Government of India side and by Director General of Mineral and Coal Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Dr Ir. Ridwan Djamaluddin from the Republic of Indonesia side.

The one-day JWG meeting will deliberate on the Indian Coal Policy Reforms, recent updates, Coking Coal Exploration and Commercial Coal Mining in India, Research and Development of CCT in India and Potential of Indonesia – India Business Cooperation on Coal Post Covid-19 etc.

A B2B session will bring together the industries from both the sides to discuss the issues impacting business opportunities in the backdrop of the regulatory framework. This will also explore more areas of business opportunities in the Coal sector. The deliberations will guide the Coal business between the two countries.

It may be recalled that India has been trying its best to step into the land of Indonesia only to explore the abundant hidden coal reserves in the Papua region. With the government of Indonesia showing its keenness in enhancing its coal exports besides setting a target of producing coal up to 650 metric tons by 2021, India has been in negotiations with this strife-torn country to pave way for its entry.