Government seeks feedbacks for Coal gasification scheme till March 20

The remarkable move comes in the wake of the Cabinet's approval of a financial assistance scheme, allocating Rs 8500 crores for incentives towards coal gasification projects, categorized into three categories.

Government seeks feedbacks for Coal gasification scheme till March 20

New Delhi: The Ministry of Coal has initiated a significant step by issuing three draft Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to foster feedback from interested Government PSUs and Private Investors for the establishment of coal gasification plants in India. The remarkable move comes in the wake of the Cabinet's approval of a financial assistance scheme, allocating Rs 8500 crores for incentives towards coal gasification projects, categorized into three categories.

Draft requests for proposals (RFPs) have been issued separately for each of the three categories.

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Category I allocates Rs. 4,050 crores to Government PSUs to support up to 3 projects, offering a lump-sum grant of Rs. 1,350 crores or 15% of the capital expenditure, whichever is lower.

In Category II, Rs. 3,850 crores are earmarked for both the Private Sector and Government PSUs, providing each project with a lump-sum grant of Rs. 1,000 crores or 15% of the capital expenditure. Additionally, at least one project in this category will undergo a tariff-based bidding process.

Category III includes Rs. 600 crores for Demonstration Projects and small-scale Gasification Plants, offering a lump-sum grant of Rs. 100 crores or 15% of the capital expenditure to entities with a minimum Capex of Rs. 100 Crore and minimum production of 1500 Nm3/hr Syngas.

 

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The Ministry has initiated the stakeholder engagement by floating three Requests for Proposal (RFPs), inviting feedback until March 20, 2024.  This proactive measure underscores the Ministry's dedication to advancing coal gasification projects, intending to finalize the RFPs in March 2024.

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