Resources | VOL. 15, ISSUE 89, March-April 2015 |

Coal-based Economy in India: Post 2030

Coal is the second largest source of energy worldwide, after mineral oil. In India, more than 80 per cent of thermal power generated is coal based. As per most projections, this coal-centric energy structure may continue for at least the next couple of decades. India is a leading coal producer, consumer and importer. Indian coal consumption has increased from 411 million tonnes in 2001 to 793 million tonnes in 2013 and shows an increasing trend. In spite of increased domestic...

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