Coal India sets 20 GW solar power generation target in next 10 yrs

Government-owned miner Coal India Ltd  is planning to generate about 20,000 megawatt (MW) in the next 10 years as part of its diversification plan.

The plan will require 40,000 hectares of land and which is already available with the company.

Background

India has set a target to generate 100 GW of solar power by 2022.

Today coal-based power is the cheapest. Renewable naturally will be costly. But the ways work is being done in renewable the day is bound to come when it will be affordable may be after two or three decades .

About Coal India Limited (CIL)

1 . Coal India Limited (CIL), a maharatna, under the Ministry of Coal is the single largest coal producer in the world.

2 . It is headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal

3 . It was founded in 1975.

4 . Operating through 82 mining areas, CIL is an apex body with seven wholly-owned coal producing subsidiaries and 1 mine planning and consultancy company spread over 8 provincial states of India.

5 . It also fully owns a mining company in Mozambique christened as ‘Coal India Africana Limitada’.