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When more than 50 Million Tonnes of coal is imported annually (2008-09), actual coal shortage remains much more, which leads to starving many thermal plants of required coal, so how Power Minister is promising four "Ultra Mega Power Projects", each of 4000 MW capacity, to be set up in the country in next 3-4 years?. Will it utilise any other fuel except coal?

Asked by gangadhar dalal, 17 Jun '09 01:19 pm
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Most of the coal imported is low ash coking coal used by Steel Plants for their Coke Ovens producing coke for feed into the Blast furnaces,Coal imported by Power Plants is not so much and is mainly done to take care of sudden shortages.That is why we have to look to Power generation using non conventional resources like nuclear,solar,tidal or wind.
Answered by GAUTAM MOOKERJEE, 18 Jun '09 06:48 am

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