Coal India eyes on production boost, renewables


Coal India eyes on production boost, renewables

Coal India (CIL) has drawn up a strategy to ramp up production and opt for diversification of renewables such as solar, hydel and natural gas. Addressing the CIL’s 45th AGM in the city, the chairman Anil Kumar Jha sounded nonchalant of the fact that renewables would not be able to take over coal across the country in near future.

“Renewables and coal have to co-exist for some time before the former can contribute to the large energy basket of the country,” he said. CIL breached 600MT mark in coal production and its production tempo rose from 500 MT in just three years.

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