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Rationalisation of Coal Linkages



The global consulting firm KPMG has submitted the draft report on coal rationalisation to Government. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of state for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. .


Explaining the objective of the exercise of rationalisation , Shri Goyal said that it is to undertake a comprehensive review of existing sources of coal and consider the feasibility for rationalization of these sources with a view to optimize transportation cost and materialization under the given technical constraints. The end result is expected to be minimization of overall transportation cost and overall optimization of materialisation of coal at thermal power plants. However, figures of savings in transportation cost are dynamic and subject to acceptance and implementation of proposal in part or totality by all the participating stakeholders, he added. .


Shri Goyal further stated that since the exercise of coal rationalisation is expected to optimize overall materialisation of coal at thermal power plants, one of the benefits would be increased power generation leading to reduction in power shortages. .



First Published: Mon, December 08 2014. 00:20 IST