Thermal Plant Coal Supply Revamped; Centre Proud over Efforts

Story Highlights
  • Coal supply to power plants crosses 2 million tonnes,
  • Coal based electricity generation outage reduced to 6 GW.
  • Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi tweets centre’s achievement.

New Delhi: Amidst the dry fuel crises faced by the power plants, Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi on Wednesday said that the cumulative supplies to the plants exceeded 2 million tonnes on October 12, 2021.

As per official sources, supplies from Coal India Limited to power stations have already reached 1.62 million tonnes a day since October 11 and the total supply on a daily basis has risen to 1.88 million against 1.75 million tonnes. As per the information given in by CIL, the administration plans to expedite its production after Dussehra after the workers resume work.

“Happy to share that cumulative coal supplies to thermal power plants from all sources including @CoalIndiaHQ recorded more than 2 million tonnes yesterday. We are increasing coal dispatch to power plants further to ensure sufficient coal stocks at power plants,” Coal Department Chief tweeted.

On Wednesday, the centre in an official statement informed that the coal-based electricity generation outage had reduced to 6GW from 11 GW. The government state came against the backdrop of a PMO indicating plans to ensure uninterrupted fuel supplies to power plants and state raising concerns about blackout due to stock depletion.

Earlier, on October 12 Coal Minister illustrated efforts being made by the centre to meet the demand and maintain the supply. Several state-owned power plants had raised an alarm forecasting blackouts due to a shortage of coal.

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