The government today said that despite being rich in coal reserves, the country has to import the fossil fuel for power plants with an installed capacity of 83,100 MW which are designed to feed on imported coal.
“As far as India is concerned, ideally we do not wish to import any coal from anywhere in the world. We have sufficient coal capacity,” Union coal and power minister Piyush Goyal said at a press conference here.
“The previous government did not even imagine that India could be self-sufficient and could depend solely on its own coal. Because of which 83,100 MW of coal-based thermal power capacity has been set up in this country which is either partially or fully dependent on imported coal,” the minister said. Read More…
Credit By: The Times Of India
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