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Stepping Up Coal Supplies to Power Sector


Coordinated efforts of Ministry of Coal, Coal India Ltd., and Railways have ensured stepping up supplies to Power Sector and averted power crisis situation. Coal supplies to Power Sector from CIL grew by 20%, 19%, 17%, 9% and 3% during the months of August, 2017, September, 2017, October, 2017, November 2017 & December 2017 respectively as compared to the supplies during the same months of last year.

In addition to the monitoring mechanism available at coal companies, coal supplies to Power Utility sector is monitored regularly by an inter-Ministerial Sub-Group comprising representatives of Ministry of Power, and Ministry of Railways constituted by the Infrastructure Review Committee of Cabinet Secretariat. This Sub-Group takes various operational decisions for meeting any contingent situations relating to coal supplies to Power sector including critical coal stock position for power plants. Moreover, the situation is also monitored jointly by Secretary (Coal), Secretary (Power) and Member Traffic, Railway Board in regular reviews. Due to the above efforts, coal stock at power Stations have reached to 14.68 MT (as on 04.02.2018).

Coal India Limited (CIL) and Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) make all efforts to meet the requirements of Power Sector in the Country. The Production and dispatch plan is also prepared keeping the same in view.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Coal Shri PiyushGoyal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 00:20 IST