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Output growth, renewable energy in int'l coal meet agenda

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Technocrats from across the world are set to deliberate a host of issues surrounding the country's sector, including growth in production and the use of non-conventional energy, at an upcoming conference in

The two-day international conference on Opencast Technology and Sustainability will seek to address some of the challenges in way of the government's ambitious 1-billion tonne production target by fiscal 2021-22.

Union had recently called for revival of the production aim in Coal Ltd's address, and urged its employees to take up the challenge.

The December 14-15 seminar at Singrauli is organised by Coal subsidiary Northern Coalfields Ltd, in association with the (BHU), and AKS University, Satna.

"This would be the first-of-its-kind conference on open cast mining, technology and sustainability in We are expecting a huge number of technocrats across the globe participating and deliberating on the challenges for high growth rate in production in a sustainable manner," NCL and Managing Director told

Sinha said coal, despite being a primary ingredient in the fossil fuel-based sector, is slowly being replaced by non-conventional energy, and in this transitory stage, it is important for the industry to "reorient" itself.

Coal India A K Sinha had revised the major's production aim to 652 million tonne as aspirational target in the current fiscal as against 630 million tonne set earlier.

In the next five years, NCL expects to produce coal in the range of 125-130 million tonne a year, a said.

activities of NCL are confined to the Moher sub-basin, where all operations are being carried out through 10 opencast mines.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 18:00 IST