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Union ministry asks 6 states to clear dues to power stations, Coal India

'Lack of payment discipline' is hurting electricity generation and investments in the sector, says letter.

On April 16, as evening peak time approached, the cost of electricity at the exchange climbed up to Rs 10.31 per unit by 4 pm

Shreya Jai New Delhi
The union power ministry has asked six states to clear dues they owe to power generating stations and national miner Coal India Limited (CIL).

Alok Kumar, secretary at the ministry, in a letter said the inability of utilities to pay for dues against electricity dispatched and the coal received is “increasing the electricity supply side concerns to unprecedented levels.”

The letter has been sent to Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan, states which have the highest dues among all. Tamil Nadu is the biggest defaulter with Rs 20,842 crore dues to the gencos and

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First Published: May 19 2022 | 8:16 PM IST

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