Union Cabinet gives nod for development of Underground Coal Gasification

ucgIn a move aimed at enhancing energy security, the Government on Wednesday cleared allotment of coal blocks to PSUs for the sale of the fossil fuel mainly to medium, small and cottage industries and a policy for developing Underground Coal Gasification in coal and lignite areas.

“The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for allotting coal mines to central and state PSUs for sale of coal, especially to medium, small and cottage industries, under the provisions of the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015,” an official statement said after the meeting. Read More

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