CIL steps up coal supplies to TPPs

To avert the coal crisis, Coal India Limited (CIL) has increased coal supplies to thermal power plants (TPPs).

The supplies have reportedly reached 1.62 million tonnes a day in the past two days and the total offtake has risen to 1.88 million tonnes per day, as compared to the monthly average of 1.75 million tonnes. In a separate development, Ministry of Power has asked thermal gencos to import coal for at least 10 per cent blending while domestic supply ramps up. This is a sharp reversal of its earlier directive of using domestic coal. As per the National Power Portal, over 100 GW of coal-based capacity has supercritical stock (less than 3 days) of coal left as on October 11, 2021.

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