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Private power producers sulk over priority to PSUs in coal allocation

Thermal power producers allege breach of FSA even as Coal India denies charges of favouritism

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Jayajit Dash Bhubaneswar
Private power generators are peeved over the skewed priorities in allocation of coal. They alleged that public sector players are prioritized in coal supplies, leaving their private counterparts in a quandary.

What's more, private thermal power producers claim coal distress is growing as Coal India Ltd (CIL) and its flagship subsidiary South Eastern Coalfields (SECL) are violating the terms of the Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA) inked with them to favour thermal power plants (TPPs) in the public sector. 

“SECL is currently supplying coal on priority to Marwa TPP in clear violation of provisions of Ministry of Coal policy that directs coal companies

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First Published: Feb 27 2019 | 6:25 PM IST

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