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Coal pledge for 9 power plants

BS Reporter 

Nine on Thursday got the Cabinet's assurance of for at least three years.

Government's statement did not identify the nine plants that stand to benefit from the tapering linkage - an arrangement that ensures to that have captive blocks not developed due to delay in getting approvals. with tapering linkage would get the fuel from state miner

The projects in questions were stranded as a result of the environment ministry's no-go policy of 2010, which barred mining in critically polluted areas.

The Cabinet had earlier this year approved coal supplies to 78,000-Mw-capacity projects, including 24 plants, based on tapering linkages.

First Published: Fri, December 27 2013. 00:44 IST