Alert Sign Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on

Alert Sign Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience


Utilising Thar coal for power

December 17, 2012

THE vested interests, in particular those associated with the oil industry, would go to any extent to foil any ventures which would affect the need and demand for oil.

There is no dearth of politicians or technocrats who could be made to write reports condemning or questioning the feasibility of such ventures.

The same applies to the development of gasification of the Thar coalfields which could produce power for about seven US cents per unit, and relieve the nation of its dependency on oil to a great extent.

This project has been on the cards for the last few decades, but not allowed to materialise.