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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Coal minister assure more coal for power sector

Thursday, 19 Jan 2012

The Indian government is making all efforts to increase coal production. Target of Coal India Limited of 440 million tones for current financial year will be achieved.

Production from other coal blocks is also being monitored and measures will be taken to achieve increases production from these blocks also. This was stated by coal minister, Mr Sripraksh Jaisawal during a meeting with a group of industrial representing Association of Power Producers.

The minister said the coal linkages are being rationalized, bidding of coal blocks will start soon. He said efforts are also being taken to modernize CIL so that production can be increased significantly.

Mr Jaiswal added that the government is aware of requirements of power sector and is trying its best to sort out issues.

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