The Government is committed to provide power to all households in the country from urban to rural by 2019 and making all out efforts to accomplish it. Stating this in an interactive session organised by Coal Consumers’ Association of India (CCAI) in Kolkata, the Minister of State for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal emphasised on generating more and more clean and green energy from sources like Solar, Wind, Tidal and Bio-mass that is eco-friendly and said his ministry is effortlessly encouraging it by providing subsidy and other promotional activities.
The Minister said, coal production in the country by Coal India Limited (CIL) has increased by 12 percent by February 2015 since the new government came to power and the target is to increase it by 29 million tonnes in the next 10 months. He said, the government is adopting a policy of clear transparency and giving priority to accountability, responsibility and integrity in the Coal Sector. The Minister hoped that the coal sector will have 11 to 12 percent growth with an additional production of 550 million tonnes in the current financial year.