News Brief | November 2014
Coal block cancellations: Fear of growing NPAs
The country's top bankers have expressed apprehension over the fallout of the Supreme Court decision to deallocate 214 coal blocks. They have said that the move could increase the already high NPA levels of banks but added that as of now "there is no need to panic." SBI has over Rs 4,130 crore exposure to some of the affected companies which have coal linkages with the cancelled coal blocks. ICICI Bank has said that if the government comes out with a solution it will allow the assets to keep operating.