Zonal meet of coal producing states in Bhubaneshwar on Feb 16

The conference aims to have in-depth discussions and suggestions for inclusive development of the eastern region

Coal Production

New Delhi: The ministry of coal will be organizing east zonal conference on PM-Gatishakti & National Logistic Policy in Bhubaneswar on February 16 for coordination in integrated planning for infrastructure development in eastern states like Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Bihar.

The conference will be attended by senior officials of east zonal states and different ministries like coal, DPIIT, railways, power, steel, fertilizers & chemicals, MoRTH, shipping ports & waterways along with industry representatives of east zone. The conference aims to have in-depth discussions and suggestions for inclusive development of the region.

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PM Gatishakti National Master Plan (NMP), a transformative approach for improving logistics efficiency and reducing logistic costs, was launched for integrated infrastructure development in the country. The objective is to bring different ministries/states/departments/ industries together for integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects, said a senior officer of coal ministry.

Incentives for pvt companies for coal gasification

To incentivize private sector companies for developing coal gasification projects, coal ministry has formulated a policy wherein, a provision has been made for 50% rebate in revenue share for all future commercial coal block auctions for the coal used in gasification purpose provided the coal quantity used for gasification is at least 10% of total coal production.

Further, separate auction window under NRS sector has been created for making coal available for new coal gasification plants. From these incentives, it will meet the demand of dry fuel for the projects.

The Prime Minister, at the 26th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 26) held in Glasgow, United Kingdom, expressed to intensify India’s efforts to address the challenge of climate change by presenting to the world five nectar elements (Panchamrit) of climate action by India.

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One of these elements is to achieve net zero emissions by 2070, which presents vision for our long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies. He also emphasized the need for climate justice and climate friendly lifestyles to safeguard future generations and the planet from the impacts of climate change.

Officials said that the PM had also articulated that India’s historical cumulative emissions and per capita emissions are very low despite being home to more than 17% of the global population.

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