One billion tonne coal production would be achieved soon: Coal Minister


One billion tonne coal production would be achieved soon: Coal Minister

Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi on Friday said that one billion tonne coal production would be achieved at the earliest. The minister visited the command area of the Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) and dedicated a ‘Continuous Miner’, a machine to scrape coal from the seam, at Churi underground mines at north Karnapura in Jharkhand, a CCL press note said.

“The government will go all the way to achieve one billion tonne coal production at the earliest and (put an) end (to the) dependence on imported coal,” Joshi said.

The Coal minister said, “the government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to help the CCL and other coal companies to clear all hurdles and challenges such as environmental clearance, authentication of land by state machinery etc …”.

Joshi was accompanied by CCL CMD Gopal Singh and other officials of the Coal India subsidiary. Read More

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