Supply of Coal for Power Plants

for Ministry of Coal | Date - 13-08-2012

Coal India Limited (CIL) has been dispatching more than 90% of the targets fixed in the supply plan finalized as part of the Annual Plan by Ministry of Coal/Planning Commission.Dispatches to Power Utilities have been 96% and 95% of targets in 2009-10, 2010-11 & 2011-12 respectively and hasimproved to 98% in the current year June 2012.More dispatches could not be made for the following reasons:-

)Transportation constraints in moving coal from pithead to sidings.

Intermittent law and order problems hampering coal movement, particularly in the States of Jharkhand and .

Seasonal adversities like heavy rains, heat wave conditions and fog situations hampering optimal level of coal transportation and movement.


(v)Sub-optimal utilization of captive modes like Merry-Go-Round (MGR) by power stations.

Regulation of coal supplies by some power stations for their own reasons.

, Minister of Statein the Ministry of Coalwhile replying a written question in today.

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