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Virendra K. Arora

Chief Mentor
Karam Chand Thapar & Bros (CS) Ltd

V.K. Arora is the Chief Mentor of  Karam Chand Thapar & Bros. (Coal Sales) Ltd., having worked with the company for 50 years and having previously served as President. KCT has a sizeable presence in logistics of domestic coal, handling about 70 MTPA.  While managing the operations of coal mines belonging to the Thapar Group, he collected extensive experience in both open cast and underground mines.

In addition, as Chairman of the Mining, Construction & Equipment Dvision of CII, he regularly contributes thoughts and ideas towards policymaking in regard to the emerging coal scenario leading to the auction of coal blocks. As President of the Indian Coal Merchant's Association and Chairman of the Indian Mining Federation, he has played a critical role in representing the needs and concerns of the various coal consumers with regards to the marketing and distribution of coal by means of regular interaction with the Ministry of Coal, Ministry of Railways, and Coal India Ltd.

KCT as a group as invested heavily into renewable energy to make up for the damage to the environment by use of coal. His articles on climate control and renewables are regularly published in magazines like Coal Insights, ICC Ecommunique, and India Infraline.

VK Arora is a graduate in mining engineering from the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.

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