Published on 20/03/2017 9:54:23 AM | Source: Dion Global Solutions Ltd.

Government to organise quality conference with coal companies: Minister

The Indian Government has said that it will organise a Quality Conference with coal companies to ensure the right quality of the fossil fuel is supplied to power plants. Commenting on the issue, Power Minister Piyush Goyal told the media, "On April 5, the Ministry is holding a Quality Conference with all the coal companies and technical experts of the sector to sit down and lay down the strategy to ensure that right quality of coal is supplied to our power plants and help them achieve higher efficiency rates."

He also said the Cabinet recently approved a more liberalised pricing policy on coal-bed methane development and production, which will ensure more efficient usage of coal with evolution of technology. This will define the manner in which India uses its coal in the future, he said. As per reports, Goyal discussed three key areas which have shown tremendous transformation in the last three years -- coal sector, solar power and the UDAY scheme.