News Brief | February 2016
Inter-ministerial panel for coal gas to be set up soon
The government will soon set up an inter-ministerial panel for the development of underground coal gasification in coal and lignite bearing areas.
The eight-member panel under the chairmanship of Additional Secretary Coal will have members from ministries such as Petroleum and Natural Gas, and would also include members from Niti Aayog and Central Mine Planning & Design Institute (CMPDI), an official informed.
The Union Cabinet last month approved a policy for developing Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) in coal and lignite bearing areas in the country.