Press release

Coal sector links between India and Poland to intensify

An Indian delegation led by India’s Coal Secretary, Mr. Anil Swarup, visited Poland (from June 6 to 9) for talks in Warsaw and field visits in the coal belt of Poland. In their discussions with coal experts, mining institutes and equipment manufacturing companies, the delegation identified a number of unique technologies which can help further the transformation of India’s coal sector. The sides agreed to take forward cooperation in specific areas of technology like coalmine methane extraction and reclamation of mined-out areas. They also agreed to take forward capacity building programmes for Indian coal experts.

The delegation from India included Mr. S. Bhattacharya, Chairman, Coal India Ltd, Mr. Vivek Bharadwaj, Joint Secretary (Coal), and Mr. D.N. Prasad, Adviser in the Ministry of Coal. The delegation had a rich itinerary, including the AGH University in Krakow, the Central Institute of Mining in Katowice and the premises of companies like FAMUR S.A., COPEX S.A. and EXME Berger Group.

Summing of the results of the visit of the delegation, Ambassador Ajay Bisaria, who accompanied the delegation for strategy meetings in Warsaw, said, “Given the synergies in the energy strategies and coal endowments of India and Poland, we see many promising areas of cooperation; Poland and India can become stronger partners in the mining sector. We intend to resolutely take forward strategic cooperation in this important economic area.”

Warsaw

June 16, 2016

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