The government is planning to cut down harmful emissions at coal-fired power projects by setting up de-sulphurizing plants at their locations across the country.
The government clarified on Friday that there was no dearth of coal at Rajmahal OCP to supply Kahalgaon and Farakka Power Stations of NTPC Ltd.
The effective price of coal for consumers is likely to decrease by Rs 100-150, as the country heads moves to a uniform tax regime under the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Three Years of Modi Government, Attaining Freedom from Coal Shortages With Transparent Mineral Auctions
From the era of experiencing major coal shortages, India presently boasts of surplus coal as production of coal increased to 554 million tonnes in 2016-17 from 462 million tonnes in 2013-14.
State-owned power plants imported around 12 million tonne of coal during 2016-17, less than a quarter of the volume imported in the previous fiscal and far less than the anticipated 25 million tonne expected during the year.
State-owned Coal India is planning to conclude an agreement with the government of Bangladesh this year to start export of coal to that country
Progress On Renewable Energy, LED Bulbs and Rural Housing Gets A Pat From PM Modi At The Review Of Key Infrastructure Sectors
The Prime Minister called for establishment of some model solar cities, where the power requirement is fulfilled solely by solar energy. A similar effort, he said can be made to make certain localities kerosene-free.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed progress of key infrastructure sectors including petroleum and natural gas, power, renewable energy and housing. The review meeting, which came soon after the review of connectivity-related infrastructure sectors in the last week of April, lasted for about three hours, and was attended by top officials from PMO, NITI Aayog and all infrastructure Ministries of the Government of India.
Close to Rs 1.9 lakh crore of bank money used to finance private sector coal-fired capacities of around 45 gigawatt is facing the risk of turning bad.
Despite the current public focus on alternative energy sources, coal is the world’s largest source of electrical power and continues to grow as developing countries strive to reduce energy poverty.
Kamlesh Pednekar The government of Gujarat has dropped a proposal for setting up a 4,000-Megawatt (Mw) coal-based ultra mega power project (UMPP)