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Coal India gets clearance to expand its coal mining from 52.5 mln to 70 mln tonnes per annum!

Only a couple of months after the Indian Prime Minister Narendera Modi spoke about green energy transitions at the Lead IT session of COP 28 in Dubai, the Ministry of Coal and the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) under the Narendra Modi-led government, have given their clearance to expand South Eastern Coalfield Limited’s (SECL) Gevra mine in Chhattisgarh, India.
Check out the speech made by Modi at the COP 28 session:

Owned by Coal India, the mine has a current capacity of 52.5 million tonnes per annum, and it has received clearance to get expanded to 70 million tonnes per annum. They are calling it a strategic move to help India's energy sector.
At a time when we should be focussing on phasing out of fossil fuel usage, this green flag to increase the production of coal sounds like a huge warning bell. It is high time we stop praising such decisions and begin our move towards investment into green energy.
Read more about the expansion plans at the Gevra mine:

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    • George Kariuki

      6 w

      This is a major step backward for India's climate commitments. #COP28 promises seem forgotten. The world needs India to be a leader in clean energy transition, not doubling down on fossil fuels.

      • Jane Wangui

        6 w

        This is absurd..we all should be investing on green energy and not fossil fuels for the sake of our future.

        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          6 w

          India should end its coal production and focus more on clean energies sources

          • Kevin

            6 w

            What a retrogressive move from India.The entire world is shifting away from coal and they announce major investment in it?

            • Jehannes Ros

              6 w

              @Kevin these are trying to get people out of poverty and it's domestic. India needs foreign low interest investments. They pay a high %. So that they can build more domestic nuclear, geothermal and buy solar and wind.

              • Patrick Kiash

                6 w

                @Kevin It's a sad move they are making.

              • Princess

                6 w

                India should prioritize transitioning towards renewable energy sources to reduce its reliance on coal and mitigate the environmental and climate impacts associated with fossil fuel combustion.

                • Lucinda Ramsay

                  6 w

                  We need investment in renewables in India- we need to stop subsidising fossil fuels and use the money to help countries transition.

                  • Rashid Kamau

                    5 w

                    @lucinda_ramsay India must invest in renewable energy as the only option,by shunning away from the fossil fuels.

                  • Jehannes Ros

                    6 w

                    Not good, India should seek more investment into there domestic nuclear energy build-out and accelerate that instead of coal.

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