Brief CV of Mr.
D.N. Prasad, Director (Technical)
Coal, Govt. of India, New Delhi
Mr. D.N. Prasad, a Graduate Mining Engineer from the University College
of Engineering, Osmania University with University First rank, holder
of First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency to manage coal
mines and MBA from UK, has put in about 32 years of overall experience
in the Coal and Energy sectors of India. His experience includes eleven
years of operation and management of coal mines in the Public Sector
Coal Companies, Coal India Ltd. & Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd. and
about 21 years in Development Policy Planning for Energy fuels Coal
& Lignite in the Energy Division of the Planning Commission and
Ministry of Coal, Government of India. He is presently continuing as
Director (Technical) in the Ministry of Coal, Govt. of India.
His experience encompass development of coal mining projects;
techno-economic appraisals of coal mining projects for investment
decisions; capital budgeting; exploration for coal and lignite, CBM,
CMM etc.; appraisal of environmental impact assessment; issues related
to climate change; development of perspective plans for coal &
lignite; development of clean coal technologies including coal washing,
coal gasification, UCG, CTL; development of infrastructure for coal
evacuation etc. He represented Planning Commission & Ministry of
Coal on various Committees related to coal development and visited a
number of countries including Australia, Japan, Germany, UK, USA,
Belgium, France, China, Turkey etc. in relation to professional work.
He has contributed a number of papers on policy and issues in coal
sector in various National & International Forums. He is a Member
of professional bodies like Institution of Engineers (India), Mines,
Metals & Geological Institute of India (MMGI) etc.