The Ministry of Power (MoP) has developed principles for fair distribution of available domestic coal.
Accordingly, domestic coal will be allocated in the ratio of the fortnightly average generation of generating stations. While implementing it, coal required by all the pithead stations of respective gencos would be excluded since it does not use the railway network. Similarly, all plants off taking coal through road only mode as per their requirement would also be excluded. Further, coal to be made available from captive mines would be excluded for allocation of rail rakes from Coal India Limited/ Singareni Collieries Company Limited. The availability from captive mines will be taken at the level of availability in March, 2023; plus five per cent. This allocation would be operationalised from April 1, 2023.