COAL & MINES

Coal dispatches to power plants being enhanced: Joshi

Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi on Wednesday said cumulative coal supplies to thermal power plants crossed 2 million tonne on Tuesday and dispatch of the dry fuel is being enhanced to the plants. Various power plants are grappling with fuel shortages and efforts are being made to increase fuel supplies.

” @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,” Joshi said in a tweet.

According to a Coal India official, supplies to power stations have already touched 1.62 million tonne a day in the past two days, with total offtake rising to 1.88 million tonne per day, compared with the month’s average of 1.75 million tonne.

The company also ramped up its output to 1.6 million tonne a day in the past two days and CIL expects to raise production after Dusshera, when workers are back from holidays and the attendance picks up, the official said.

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ET Energy World
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