Govt to use local coal for planned 4,000 MW Tamil Nadu project

The government will use domestic coal for the proposed power project instead of importing it.

Published: 05th April 2017 11:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th April 2017 11:53 AM   |  A+A-

Water is sprayed over coal to be used to generate electricity at a coal-fired power plant of Essar Power in Salaya village in Gujarat, India, October 4, 2016. REUTERS

By Reuters

The government will use domestic coal for its proposed 4,000 megawatt power project in Tamil Nadu, instead of importing it, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday, as India seeks to cut its overseas purchases.

He said the state power minister has agreed for use of domestic coal for the project.


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