Kolkata, Oct 2 Union Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday said the government has asked Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) to find a design to modify the power plants, running on imported coal, set up in the past.
"We have to find solution to change all the imported coal based power plants. I am telling BHEL to find a design to modify the imported coal based power plants that were set up in the past," he said, noting that there was perpetual shortage of coal in the past.
"The country and the Planning Commission, instead of finding a solution to the shortage and increase the domestic coal production, did design plants based on imported coal.The country gave business to foreign countries to sell coal to India," he said at the sidelines of the 115 th annual general meeting of MCC Chamber of Commerce.
He also said that the Narendra Modi government has been trying to increase domestic coal production and to replace the imported coal by domestic coal.
Indo-Asian News Service