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India accelerates exploration and drilling of coal in North East states

Coal News - Published on Mon, 28 May 2018

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Economic Times reported that the government has accelerated exploration and drilling of coal in the northeastern states of the country. Mr Anindya Sinha, project adviser in the Ministry of Coal, said that the ministry of coal is focussing on clean coal technologies for producing clean coal as it would stay on as a primary input for producing thermal power in near future.Mr Sinha was quoted as saying in a release by PHD Chamber that "Government has accelerated to explore and drill coal in northern eastern part of the country, particularly in states of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland, given their prospective coal potentials."

The government has also issued directives to all coal companies to set up washeries at their coal mining plants to enable them generate 'Swachh Coal' or clean coal for energy generation as well as meet requirements of steel plants, he said in the release.

Mr Sinha added that "A phased manner time table has been given to national companies to produce clean coal to address the issue of environment and ecology."

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Mon, 28 May 2018
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