India’s Coal Ministry sets production target of 635 million tonnes for CIL

India’s Coal Ministry has set a production target of 655-million tonnes for State-run miner Coal India Limited (CIL) for 2019/20. This compares with production of 607-million tonnes achieved by CIL during 2018/19, which is a shade below the 610-million-tonne target set by the Ministry for the year. The government has fixed the production target for […]

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Why coal will continue to burn in India

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While petrol and diesel prices impact consumers directly, India is plagued by concerns around another fossil fuel, coal. However, coal helps meet around 45% of India’s energy needs. Power sector is the single major consumer of coal, and 79% of our electricity generation is accounted for by fossil fuels, primarily coal. The intermittent and unreliable […]

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