Coal supply to power plants to be augmented from May 19 -June 30
To overcome shortage of the dry fuel and check power crisis, Government has decided to step up coal supplies to centre/ state power plants and independent power producers from May 19 to June 30. The particular action was taken in a joint meeting of power, coal and railways ministries.
The move comes in the wake of Power Ministry’s request for granting high priority in loading of coal for power houses from goods sheds so as to facilitate higher supplies of coal to power sector. South East Central Railways by Coal India arm Mahanadi Coalfields was given homogenous instruction.
The shortage of coal has resulted in increase in price as high as Rs10.80 per unit in September 2017. The government in the past year responded to the same issue that the coal supply to power plants is being addressed in a synchronized manner by the ministries of power, coal and railways.