Union Minister Piyush Goyal is holding charge of four important economic ministries including Power, RE, Coal and Mines. After de-monetisation move, Goyal has also been helping the government on this front but his performance in the four sectors has clearly given him an edge over many others in the Modi government. Goyal already knows his priorities for the year ahead.
At EnergyInfraPost.com, while we have done an in-depth analysis of all the four sectors including power, RE, coal and mines, we in this article give you a quick sneak peek into the priority areas set by the minister for his four ministries during 2017.
The total value of mineral production (excluding atomic & minor minerals) in the country during June 2016 was Rs 18344 crore.
The contribution of Coal was the highest at Rs. 7171 crore (39%). Next in the order of importance were: Petroleum (crude) Rs. 5393 crore, Natural gas (utilized) Rs. 2077 crore, Iron ore Rs. 1802 crore, Limestone Rs. 584 crore and Lignite Rs.517 crore. These six minerals together contributed about 96% of the total value of mineral production in June 2016.
In what would fetch the exchequer more than Rs 25,000 crore, the Modi led BJP government will soon initiate the process of selling its residual stake in Hindustan Zinc Ltd and Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd (BALCO).