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Detail of GEF Project #325

GEF Project ID325
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameCoal Bed Methane Capture and Commercial Utilization
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational ProgramSTRM
Approval Date1997-07-01
CEO Endorsement Date1998-04-29
GEF Agency Approval Date1998-06-05
Project Completion Date2008-09-12
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyMinistry of Environment and Forests
DescriptionThe objectives of this project are to control greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrate the economic viability of harnessing coalbed methane, an important greenhouse gas, in the Indian coal mining sector. The full project is intended to build national capacity in the field of coalbed methane recovery and utilisation
Implementation StatusA Project Management Cell has been identified and put in place. For preparation of the detailed Work Plan, essential activities like agreement with UNIDO for specific technical services has been entered into. Chief Technical Advisor for expert technical inputs has been appointed. A high-level Study Tour to USA for gathering knowledge on modern technologies of CBM recovery and utilization has been undertaken and an inter-action with the CBM equipment manufacturers has been made. Based on the inputs from the above arrangements, the Work Plan has been made.
GEF Project Grant
9,190,000 USD
GEF Grant
9,190,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
10,039,000 USD
Project Cost
19,229,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
9,198,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
9,839,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
19,037,000 USD
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