Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal, Minister of Coal, Government of India met Mr. Martin Kocourek, Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic here today. Both the Ministers led the respective delegations and interacted about the scope for technical cooperation in areas concerning development of coal mining in India particularly underground coal mining.
Indian side impressed upon Czech Republic regarding the scope for establishing manufacturing facilities in India for underground mining machinery. The other areas of interests for India for technical cooperation with Czech Republic include deep coal mining, lignite mining, clean coal technologies including coal mine methane extraction, underground coal gasification, etc. both the sides evinced interest for increased participation in coal sector and machinery manufacturing. Indian side requested Czech industry to participate in the tenders floated by them for development of coal, lignite and power generation.