Coal gasification:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Infrastructure – Energy.   Context: To help India become energy independent, the Ministry of Coal has proposed 50% concession in revenue share to promote coal gasification.   Eligibility: If the successful bidder consumes the coal produced either in its own plant(s) or plant of its holding, subsidiary, affiliate, associate for …

Coal gasification:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Infrastructure- Energy.   Context: Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) has plans of setting up a coal gasification plant — the second in the country — at its Raigarh plant in Chhattisgarh.   Significance: India is committed to cut consumption of coal, a primary pollutant, in power plants to half …

Why is there a coal crisis in India?

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Infrastructure- Energy.   coal crisis in India Context: India is facing a severe coal shortage.   Background: India is the second-largest importer, consumer and producer of coal, and has the world’s fifth-largest reserves. It mainly imports from Indonesia, Australia and South Africa.   How bad is the situation? The situation is …