• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Seven coal, lignite blocks identified for coal gasification

By Ians
|

Blocks identified for coal gasification
New Delhi, Dec 9: Two coal and five lignite blocks have been identified for underground coal gasification (UCG) projects, the coal ministry said Monday.

Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakashbapu Patil informed parliament in a written reply that the blocks have been identified by the Ranchi-headquartered Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI) under the ministry.

The two coal blocks with estimated reserves of 243.5 million tonnes are in Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, while the five lignite mines having estimated reserves of 707 million tonnes are in Rajasthan and Gujarat.

"In addition to this, Coal India Ltd. (CIL) has also identified two coal blocks for taking up UCG in their command area," the statement said.

UCG is a method of converting coal underground into a combustible gas that can be used for power generation, among other uses.

"The Underground Coal Gasification technology has not been established in India," the ministry said.

It had issued a notification in July 2007 for expediting UCG development in the country.

Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal earlier sought South African cooperation for UCG technologies.

IANS

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more
X