Coal supply to thermal plants recorded more than 2 million tonnes: Centre

Coal Based Power Generation has Grown by 24 % this year.

Oct 14, 2021 11:10 IST India Infoline News Service

Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi on Wednesday has expressed happiness over the increase in supply of coal to thermal power plant from all sources.

In a tweet, the Minister has said that cumulative coal supplies including that from Coal India Ltd has recorded more than 2 million tonnes yesterday.

Minister Joshi has also stated that coal dispatch to power plants will be further increased to ensure sufficient stock with power plants.

Recently, the Ministry of Coal reassured that ample coal is available in the country to meet the demand of power plants. Any fear of disruption in power supply is entirely misplaced, said the department.

The coal stock at power plant end is about 72 Lakh tonnes, sufficient for 4 days requirement, and that the Coal India Limited (CIL) end is more than 400 Lakh tonnes, which is being supplied to the power plants, as confirmed  by the Centre few days before.

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