Central government plans Rs 400 billion investment for clean coal technologies

The central government is planning to invest Rs 400 billion on new clean coal technologies to decarbonise the country’s energy sector

Coal India Limited (CIL) and its subsidiaries are setting up five projects to make methanol using coal-to-liquid (CTL) technology. Each of these projects is estimated to cost about Rs 60 billion. In addition, a Rs 130 billion coal gasification project is under implementation in Angul district of Odisha. The gas produced from coal will be used for making urea at the Talcher fertiliser plant in the district.

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