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

The beginning of real loss

She is tall, skinny and dark-complexioned. She sports a tattoo of lines and dots on her forehead, as if displaying a hieroglyphic text. Her neck is laden with beaded jewellery and a thick, rusted iron chain while the ears are pierced at two spots. The white sari draped till her knees contrasts with green a

Do you think Rahul Gandhi`s elevation as president will change Congress` fortunes?

Do you think Rahul Gandhi`s elevation as president will change Congress` fortunes?

The three Es to end open defecation

Open defecation is an issue that plagues our country every morning between 2 am and 6 am! To get rid of this practise from Indian society, prime minister Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014 announced the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). The Swachh Bharat Mission is a spin-off from the Nirmal Bharat Abhi

Aadhaar data not leaked: UIDAI

 The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Monday said here that the Aadhaar data is fully safe and secure and there has been no data leak or breach. UIDAI said in a statement that data on government websites was placed in public domain as a measure of proactive disclosure unde

Aadhaar data not leaked: UIDAI

 The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Monday said here that the Aadhaar data is fully safe and secure and there has been no data leak or breach. UIDAI said in a statement that data on government websites was placed in public domain as a measure of proactive disclosure unde

Right of mother, child to good health, well-being non-negotiable

 The United Nations General Assembly recognized November 20, 1954 as Universal Children’s Day to promote and celebrate the rights of children. On this day in 1959, the UN adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and in 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child. While the day is c



Video

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter