The Indian government aims for 100 million tonnes (MT) coal gasification by 2030, with investments worth over Rs. 4 trillion.
In order to encourage the use of clean sources of fuel, the government has provided a concession of 20% on revenue share of coal used for gasification.
A Steering Committee has been constituted regarding Surface Coal Gasification under the chairmanship of Dr. V.K. Saraswat and members from the Ministry of Coal.
CIL has also planned to set up at least 3 gasification plants (besides Dankuni) on BOO basis through global tendering and has signed an MoU with GAIL for marketing synthetic natural gas.