Major step to make India self-reliant in energy sector: PM Narendra Modi on launching auction of 41 coal mines

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jun 18, 2020, 12:35 PM(IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File photo) Photograph:( ANI )

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Addressing through video-conferencing, PM Modi also said that the coronavirus crisis has taught India to be self-reliant and the country would reduce its dependence on imports

Stressing that India is aiming to be the world's biggest coal exporter and make itself self-reliant in the energy sector, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the auction process for commercial mining of 41 coal blocks on Thursday.

The Indian prime minister said that to make India self-reliant in the energy sector, a major step is being taken today. 

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Addressing through video-conferencing, PM Modi also said that the coronavirus crisis has taught India to be self-reliant and the country would reduce its dependence on imports.

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He also said that investments worth Rs 20,000 crore will be made for the gasification of four coal projects to make it environment friendly.

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"We have set a target to gasify around 100 million tonnes of coal by 2030," PM Modi said. 

The prime minister also added that he is unlocking resources of the country for private players in the sector of commercial coal mining. 

"India should be world's biggest coal exporter considering the size of its reserves," the Indian prime minister added. 
 

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