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New Delhi: Claiming on Tuesday that India would be a country of largely modern and efficient coal based plants by 2030, Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday expressed confidence that the world would appreciate India’s dedication towards climate change and the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) which are likely to be announced on October 2.

“We are conscious about our duties towards the environment. On October 2, India possibly will declare its INDC. I believe the world would be pleased to look at our contributions,” Goyal said here at a function organised by Brooklyn India.

All the countries are required to submit their INDCs on or before October 1, as the crucial 21st session of the conference of the parties (CoP-21) on climate change is to be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11.

The conference needs to achieve a new international agreement on climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

Goyal said “polluter pay principle” should be adopted in the world and the countries which were “hugely responsible” for the current situation should contribute towards cleaning of the environment.

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“We have not seen the credible affirmative action from the west in this respect,” he said, adding despite this, India would move towards protecting the climate with cleaner environment being the central point of the ministries of power, coal and new and renewable energy.

India was not a large pollution generating country as compared to the developed world, the minister said, adding even the energy consumption was far less as against the economically strong countries.

However, he said coal would continue to be the mainstay of power in India but the pollution level can significantly be kept low with innovative technologies and thrust on renewable energy.

Public sector Coal India Limited would produce one billion tonnes of coal by 2019-20, he said, adding that the government was committed to set up ‘washeries’ on a massive scale to wash 250 million tonnes of coal in next three years.

Goyal informed that his ministry was framing a policy to liberalize coal linkages within infrastructure companies which will help bring down power cost.

(With inputs from IANS)

 

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200 Officers to be Relocated to Strengthen Ground Operations: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

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Mumbai, Sep 30: A day after 22 people died in a stampede on a railway foot overbridge in Mumbai, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that 200 officers will be relocated from headquarters as field staff to enhance ground operations and that additional escalators are being sanctioned at crowded Mumbai stations.

“200 officers to be relocated from Head Quarters as field staff to strengthen ground operations and project implementation,” Goyal said in a series of tweets after holding a meeting with Railway Board officials here, in the aftermath of the accident at Elphinstone foot overbridge that killed 22 people.

He also said that to eliminate bureaucracy and delays, “I have empowered GMs to spend whatever is necessary on safety.”

Taking a lesson from the Friday stampede at Elphinstone station, Goyal said, “We are turning a 150 year old convention on its head, hereafter, FOBs (Foot Over Bridges) will be deemed mandatory not a passenger amenity.”

“Additional escalators sanctioned at crowded Mumbai suburban stations and thereafter for all high traffic stations,” added Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

At least 22 commuters were killed and 39 others injured on Friday when a horrific stampede broke out on a narrow railway foot overbridge linking Elphinstone Road and Parel stations when hundreds took shelter there to escape pounding rain.(IANS)

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