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India plans to double coal production despite the looming climate catastrophe

The Indian government said it plans to double coal production, reaching 1.5 billion tons by 2030. The power minister Raj Kumar Singh set out plans to add 88 gigawatts of thermal power plants by 2032. The vast majority of these will burn coal.

From the press release:
Some of the major initiatives undertaken include Single Window Clearance, amendment of Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 to allow captive mines to sell up to 50% of their annual production after meeting the requirement of the end use plants, production through MDO mode, increasing use of mass production technologies, new projects and expansion of existing projects, and auction of coal blocks to private companies/PSUs for commercial mining. 100% Foreign Direct Investment has also been allowed for commercial mining.
Coal India Limited has planned to enhance its coal production through expansion of mines (brownfield projects) and the opening of new mines (in pristine areas).



https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1984999


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  • George Kariuki

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    This decision seems to prioritize short-term energy security over the long-term health of the planet and its inhabitants. Unacceptable!

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    • walter lungayi

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      This decision is concerning and goes against global efforts to combat climate change. India should prioritize renewable energy sources instead of doubling down on coal production.

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      • Princess

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        India's decision to double coal production is disappointing, especially considering the urgent need for global climate action.

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        • Sarah Chabane

          14 w

          This is ridiculous...

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          • Kevin

            14 w

            India is really being retrogressive if we are being honest

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            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              14 w

              This is absurd, India stop going into the wrong direction! Keep the coal in the ground!

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              • Joseph Githinji

                14 w

                @elizbeth_gathigia coal mining is harmful and must be stopped.

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              • CHRIS NGATIA

                14 w

                Hasn't the government of India suffered enough in the few months ... Don't they really have common sense to see the risk they had exposed the children of their country a while ago and yet they go on doubling the production of coal .. Surely greed is a blindening thing

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                • Joseph Githinji

                  14 w

                  @chris_ngatia it is an insensitive decision that must be recalled.

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                  • Jane Wangui

                    14 w

                    @chris_ngatia It's worrying that they have forgotten so fast.

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                  • Jehannes Ros

                    14 w

                    India needs to get more money for sustainable energy. Nuclear energy is something India can make and build. Though currently the world bank is excluded from investing in nuclear energy 😡

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      14 w

                      Coal production is a great danger to our environment and must be stopped, India authorities must work around the clock to stop its production.

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                      • johnte ndeto

                        14 w

                        Investing more on coal mining is quite unthinkable of India

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                        • CHRIS NGATIA

                          14 w

                          @johnte_ndeto very unthinkable .. They really want to say they can't remember the calamity they have recently suffered ..??

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                        • Samuel Ngugi

                          14 w

                          Yea I agree

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                          • Tabitha Kimani

                            14 w

                            Isn't this ridiculous bearing in mind that India is highly impacted negatively by climate.

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                            • Jane Wangui

                              14 w

                              @tabitha_kimani They don't seem to care much about the climate.It's more like they are driven by profit.

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                              • Ted Weber

                                14 w

                                @jane_wangui Is it any coincidence that Modi is close friends with coal baron Gautam Adani, one of the richest men in the world?

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