India will be self-sufficient by 2024 in terms of coal for thermal power generation: Coal Secretary

Coal production in the country increased by 6.13 percent to 79.5 million tonnes during January 2022. At the same time, in the current financial year till November, the production of coal increased to 4475.4 million tonnes.

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India thermal power by the year 2024 (thermal power) will achieve self-reliance in terms of coal for production. This is what the Coal Secretary (Coal Secy) Anil Kumar Jain said. Coal Secretary, Coal India’s subsidiary Western Coalfields Ltd., today. (WCL) had a review meeting. Along with this, he said that next year there will be a sharp increase in the demand for electricity. However, with the increase in domestic coal production, most of the demand will be met. Whereas in the coming year, the requirement of thermal power plant will be fulfilled. Coal ,Coal) can be given from domestic production. At the same time, coal production in the country increased by 6.13 percent to 79.5 million tonnes during January 2022.

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He said that domestic coal production will increase by 10 percent and by 2024 the need to import this dry fuel for thermal power will be eliminated. The meeting was attended by Manoj Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director of WCL, Directors of the company, Chief Vigilance Officer and other senior officers. Jain said that by 2024 the need to import coal for thermal power would be eliminated. He said that 90 million tonnes of coal is imported for thermal power plants. It is expected that this year we will get 60 to 70 million tonnes of this domestically. He said that in 2023 the need for import of coal for thermal power will be greatly limited. Jain said that next year the demand for electricity will increase by about 10 percent.

Coal production up 6 percent in January

Coal production in the country increased by 6.13 percent to 79.5 million tonnes during January 2022. The government gave this information on Monday. The coal production in the country during January 2020 was 75 million tonnes. The Coal Ministry said in a statement, ‘The country’s coal production during January 2022 increased by 6.13 percent to 796 million tonnes as compared to January 2020. considered unusual. So the coal production of FY 2022 has been compared with that of FY 2019-20. According to the provisional data of the Ministry of Coal, Coal India Limited (CIL) has achieved a growth of 2.35 percent by producing 64.5 million tonnes of coal during January this year. Last week, the Coal Ministry said in a statement, “The government is taking all possible measures to further increase coal production in the country. Availability of additional coal will reduce the import of fossil fuels. “Due to reforms in the coal sector, domestic production of fuel has increased by 9.01 percent. Overall, the production of coal in the current financial year till November increased to 44.75.4 million tonnes from 415.55 million tonnes in the same period of 2019-20.

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