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Niti Aayog defines a policy for Coal Self-Sufficiency

Niti Aayog defines a policy for Coal Self-Sufficiency
Niti Aayog defines a policy for Coal Self-Sufficiency

Niti Aayog intends to develop a policy prescription based on how India should fulfill its need for coal in national electricity and non-power industries to decrease imports of their fossil fuel during the next 10 decades.

The government’s policy thinktank has invited bids for research/ research on linking coal manufacturing and intake requirements in the nation based on what the Aayog is expected to draft a detailed policy.

“The purpose is to reach the policy prescriptions about the problem and also to have more concentrated feedback for prospective policy-making,” that the Aayog stated in a notification dated November 12. The study/research is going to be financed under the study scheme of this Aayog.

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The moves indicate as India struggles with frequent coal distribution problems for domestic electricity generation. Coal-based power plants accounts for over fifty percent of the nation’s energy generation capacity.

This could be a detailed coverage for consumption and production of coal from the nation within the frame of their National Energy Policy that has been exercised by the NDA government since 2015.

“The range of the research is to imply longterm infrastructureNSE 0.63 percent and preparation requirements for coal generation and transport (evacuation) to fulfill India’s longterm coal need so far as possible from national resources,” it stated in the telling.

This could include estimated demand of coal for electricity and non-power industries by 2030, national manufacturing feasibility of different kinds of coal, evaluations of demand-supply openings and requirements of railroad infrastructure and rakes. It would also evaluate the requirement of coal import infrastructure such as terminals, terminals and other amenities for example washeries, street transport and handling systems.

The analysis is anticipated to create three scenarios for creation, infrastructure and demand and indicate that the best possible situation, besides assessing and identifying probable places of creation, import and consumption. “To Reduce fiscal, environmental and social costs, the research must also indicate any legal or policy changes which could be required while creating reasonable quotes for potential coal production and coal demand in the nation,” it stated.

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Under National Energy Policy, the government intends a larger push towards clean energy and reducing fuel imports. The broad objectives are improved energy independence, higher accessibility at very affordable rates, higher sustainability and greater economic growth.


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