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No energy transition away from coal in near future, says Union Minister Pralhad Joshi

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on March 28, the Minister informed that India's projected demand for coal is expected to increase by 63 per cent from the current demand.

March 28, 2022 / 07:17 PM IST
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Union Minister of Coal, Mines, and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi has stated that the energy transition away from coal is not happening in the foreseeable future.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on March 28, the Minister informed that India's projected demand for coal is expected to increase by 63 percent from the current demand.

Therefore stakeholders involved in coal mining will not be facing any problems because 'as of now there is no scenario of energy transition away from coal.

Although the coal demand is yet to peak in the country, the Minister also apprised that India is pushing for renewable/non-fossil-based energy, but the share of coal in the energy basket is going to remain significant in years ahead.