New Delhi: Minister for Coal Pralhad Joshi met Minister for Power RK Singh on December 11 and discussed the substitution of imported coal with domestic coal under the ambit of the government's Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign. "Had a meeting with MoS (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri @RajKSinghIndia. Deliberated on substituting imported coal with domestic coal to build an #AatmaNirbharBharat. Also strategies for removing bottlenecks to increase coal supply in the country were discussed," Joshi said in a tweet.
In another tweet, Joshi said that he also held another meeting with Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers DV Sadananda Gowda and Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya to dicuss issues pertaining to Talcher Fertilizer Ltd. "Emphasised on resolving all issues and timely setting up the fertilizer plant," the Coal Minister said in a tweet.
Talcher Fertilizer Ltd is a joint venture between GAIL India Ltd, Coal India Ltd, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd and Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd (FCIL). The coal gasification-based ammonia-urea project, a first-of-its-kind in the country, would have a design capacity of 2,200 tonnes per day of ammonia and 3,850 tonnes per day of urea, the government had earlier said.
The state-of-the-art plant at Odisha will produce 100 tonne per day of sulphur flakes as a saleable by-product. The plant will produce 2.38 million tonne cubic metres per day of natural gas equivalent synthesis gas from coal, the government had said.
TFL was earlier owned by FCIL and stopped production in March 1999. The government wants to now revive its operations.
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