Indian power plants not designed to run on indigenous coal: Goyal

Coal India has set a target to replace about 15 million tonnes of imported coal with indigenous coal in the next six months

GN Bureau | October 4, 2016


#power plants   #Coal India   #Piyush Goyal   #indigenous coal  
Piyush Goyal
Piyush Goyal


It is very unfortunate that India continues to import coal from other countries despite the fact that we are a coal surplus nation today, said Piyush Goyal, union minister of state (IC) for power, coal, new & renewable energy and mines.

Goyal said: “This is because our power plants have been designed not to function on indigenous coal.”

Speaking at an event, Goyal said that Coal India has set a target to replace about 15 million tonnes of imported coal with indigenous coal in the next six months.

On power decentralisation initiatives, the minister said that apart from shifting to renewable energy, we are focusing upon distributed energy production, where consumers themselves can start generating power.

The rooftop solar power programme will be expanded to 40,000 MW in the next six years. It will not only provide energy security but will also give support to thousands of people living in areas inaccessible to grid based power supply, he added.

ALSO READ

Comments

 

Other News

Paediatricians call for junking unhealthy food

As children are consuming more and more fast foods and sweetened beverages are becoming, leading to obesity and related non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) has come out with guidelines on such substances. The dietary guidelines under its nutrition chapter

Modi’s forward-looking I-Day speech lays down 5-year agenda

Contrast prime minister Narendra Modi’s first Independence Day speech in 2014 with his latest, the first in the second term, and you know the difference. His first speech was less about future and much about the basic needs like Swachch Bharat (clean India). His speech on Thursday, on the other hand,

Better cities require active citizen engagement

With Mumbai city battling myriad civic issues and annual flooding year after year, stakeholders and experts came together to discuss ways of dealing with these issues as community work. The discussion was held at the TEDxVersova Salon- Vibrant Civic Participation, an independent TED event organized by the

Independence Day: PM underlines new beginnings

Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort for the first in his second term, prime minister Narendra Modi highlighted the new beginnings his government has made in recent days, and underlined the hopes of a new India in the making. “Things that could not happen in the past

Kashmir decision “sole prerogative of the country”

India has told China that the legislation changing the status of Jammu and Kashmir was “an internal matter. External affairs minister S Jaishankar, visiting China Monday, told foreign minister Wang Yi that the legislative measures were aimed at promoting better governance and socio-ec

To fight climate change, pay attention also to land

When considering climate change, one of the greatest threats before the humanity, discussions usually focus on air and water, but land too is affected by and in turn affects global warming as much as those two elements. A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), out early Augus



Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter