The newly appointed government has started fast tracking power projects in Northeast India. For this, the Central Government has assured coal linkage to the proposed 660-MW Margherita Thermal Power Project in Assam. Assam´s request for coal linkage is awaiting clearance from the Centre since 2009.
´Cautiously optimistic´ is the best way to describe the outlook for the paints and coatings sector for the near term while the overall, long-term outlook is positive. Globally, the paint industry is equally made up of decorative products and industrial coatings.