Coal, power ministers discuss substituting imported coal with domestic fuel under ”Aatmanirbhar” campaign

Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi on Friday met his counterpart in the power ministry, R K Singh, and deliberated on substituting imported coal with domestic fuel as part of initiatives towards the government”s ”Aatmanirbhar Bharat” goal.

During the meeting, both ministers also deliberated on strategies for removing bottlenecks to augment coal suply in the country.

“Had a meeting with MoS (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri @RajKSinghIndia. Deliberated on substituting imported coal with domestic coal to build an #AatmaNirbharBharat. Also strategies for removing bottlenecks to increase coal supply in the country were discussed,” Joshi said in a tweet.

In another tweet, Joshi said that he held meeting with Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers D V Sadananda Gowda and Union Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya to address various issues pertaining to Talcher Fertilizer Ltd.

“Emphasised on resolving all issues and timely setting up the fertilizer plant,” Joshi tweeted.

Talcher Fertilizers Ltd is a joint venture between GAIL India Ltd, Coal India Ltd, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd and Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd (FCIL).

In August, Joshi had reviewed the progress made in operational activities of Talcher Fertilizers Ltd and asked it to expedite the coal gasification project.

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