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Coal India Stopped The Supply Of Coal To The Non-power Sector Only When The Situation Improves Other Sectors Will Get Coal Latest News Update

News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi

Published by: Abhishek Dixit
Updated Thu, 14 Oct 2021 10:39 PM IST

Summary

The demand for coal in the non-power sector was around 6.2 million tonnes in the first half of the current financial year, which is about 10 per cent higher than the same period last year. On Wednesday, two million tonnes of coal were supplied to power companies.

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The world’s largest coal producer Coal India Limited (CIL) has temporarily stopped supply of coal to the non-power sector as the country’s coal shortage affected power generation. This has been disclosed in a recent letter written by South Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of CIL.

The letter said that the supply of coal to non-power sector units is suspended till further notice. Coal India Limited has also said that it has temporarily stopped online auction of coal for all sectors except the power sector.

In this regard, a CIL official said that this is only a temporary arrangement in the interest of the country, under which the supply to power plants with low storage of coal is being increased. The company is also increasing the production of coal, the official said. For the last four days, 16.1 lakh tonnes of coal is being supplied daily to power companies from CIL. Once the situation improves, other areas will start getting regular coal.

The official expressed hope that soon the power plants would have enough coal reserves. The demand for coal in the non-power sector was around 6.2 million tonnes in the first half of the current financial year, which is about 10 per cent higher than the same period last year. On Wednesday, two million tonnes of coal were supplied to power companies. Coal India Limited had the highest stake in it. India is the second largest coal producing country in the world.

Earlier, Union Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi had said that there was a crisis of coal due to the closure of some mines due to monsoon and waterlogging in some. However, he added that there is nothing to panic as the situation is getting better. Joshi today visited Ashok Mine of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) in Chhatra district of Jharkhand. Here he said that the required quantity of coal would continue to be supplied to the power plants of the country.

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The world’s largest coal producer Coal India Limited (CIL) has temporarily stopped supply of coal to the non-power sector as the country’s coal shortage affected power generation. This has been disclosed in a recent letter written by South Eastern Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of CIL.

The letter said that the supply of coal to non-power sector units is suspended till further notice. Coal India Limited has also said that it has temporarily stopped online auction of coal for all sectors except the power sector.

In this regard, a CIL official said that this is only a temporary arrangement in the interest of the country, under which the supply to power plants with low storage of coal is being increased. The company is also increasing the production of coal, the official said. For the last four days, 16.1 lakh tonnes of coal is being supplied daily to power companies from CIL. Once the situation improves, other areas will start getting regular coal.

The official expressed hope that soon the power plants would have enough coal reserves. The demand for coal in the non-power sector was around 6.2 million tonnes in the first half of the current financial year, which is about 10 per cent higher than the same period last year. On Wednesday, two million tonnes of coal were supplied to power companies. Coal India Limited had the highest stake in it. India is the second largest coal producing country in the world.

Earlier, Union Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi had said that there was a crisis of coal due to the closure of some mines due to monsoon and waterlogging in some. However, he added that there is nothing to panic as the situation is getting better. Joshi today visited Ashok Mine of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) in Chhatra district of Jharkhand. Here he said that the required quantity of coal would continue to be supplied to the power plants of the country.

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