MoP issues circular for taking timely action for adequate coal availability for power generation

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a circular directing actions to be taken on priority in order to enhance supply of domestic coal.

This includes production in captive coal mines allotted to power plants should be maximised to the limit permitted.In addition, Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has been asked to monitor the unloading time at power plants and it has been decided that lesser number of rakes would be made available to such power plants where there is slackness in prompt unloading of coal from rakes. This step has been taken with the objective of maximising the utilisation of available railway rakes. Further, a number of generating companies have overdues of coal companies running in several billion rupees. Such huge overdue amounts affect the ability of coal companies to continue coal supply. Therefore, it is necessary that the bills of coal companies are paid in due time so that coal supplies to such generating companies are not affected on this account.

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