A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between the World Coal Association (WCA) and the Coal Preparation Society of India (CPSI). The MOU was signed by RK Sachdev, President of CPSI and Mick Buffier, President of WCA, during Mr Buffier’s visit in New Delhi earlier this week.
The WCA pays close attention to the large coal industry in India, rapid growth in coal production and consumption and the important role coal is playing in India’s economic development.
The CPSI is a non-government and non-profit body of coal washing, coal mining and allied industries dedicatedly promoting beneficiation of high ash Indian coal in order to make it clean and environmentally acceptable energy resource. CPSI is registered under the Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860 and its head office is located in New Delhi.
The WCA recognising India’s growing role in the global coal market and India’s growing importance in the related debates about energy security, economic and social development and climate change, has released a report in late 2015 "The Case for Coal: India's Energy Trilemma" looking at the increasing coal demand and the significant potential offered by high efficiency low emission coal technologies in reducing CO2 emissions.