Sinha, N.C. and Lahiri, A. (1967) Problems of Energy Supply in India During the Fourth Five Year Plan. Journal of Mines, Metals & Fuels, 15 (11). pp. 344-348. ISSN 0022-2755

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The paper emphasises the need for evolving a long-term rational policy for development and utilization of indigenous energy sources. The results of recent searches for energy sources in India, indicate that the commercial energy in the country is going to belargely coal-based and therefore, policy decision are required to be taken on investment, production, preparation, distribution of energy. To obviate some of the difficulties outlined in the paper, it was suggested that (i) The Indian blast furnace operators may by urged to use hard coke from blends of coking and sub-standard coking coals (ii) The sizes of the future blast furnaces may be standardized keeping in view the physical and chemical characteristics of coke resulting out of the proposed coking bends; (iii) The equipment for blending, preparation and carbonisation need also be standardized. It was advocated that in the outlying coal-bearing areas, installations of slack coal-based power station be made compulsory, just as the washery by-product-based power plants in Bengal-bihar area. a bold plan for replacing non-commercial energy (particularly the dung-cake) progressively by indigenous commercial fuels e.g. coke gas and cheap power etc. should be taken in hand without further delay.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Coal Preparation
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2012 05:27
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2012 05:27

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