The government is working to increase coal production by Coal India Ltd to 1,000 million tonne in the next four years through the use of latest environment-friendly technology, Lok Sabha was informed today.
The estimated production planned by CIL during 2019-20 is 908.10 million tonne and there are plans to raise it upto 1,000 million tonne, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said while responding to supplementaries during Question Hour. The roadmap prepared by CIL to increase the production has been put in public domain, he said. The minister said technology such as underground gasification of coal to ensure cleaner environment and enhanced coal washing is being considered. He the underground gasified coal can be used to fuel gas-based plants.