Coal India arm provides 76.6% coal to power producers in current month

Coal India arm MCL on Monday said that on average, 76.6 per cent of coal was provided to power producers during the current month, even as the country’s electricity-generating plants are grappling with coal shortages. “On an average, 76.6 per cent coal has been provided to power consumers during the current month, while 20.4 per cent to the non-power consumers,” Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) said in a statement.

MCL on Sunday supplied 5.34 lakh tonne coal to consumers with the highest ever of 62 rakes from its Talcher Coalfields, maintaining an average of more than half-a-million tonnes of coal provided to consumers during the current month, the company said.

At least 95 rakes carrying coal mines to consumers were despatched from Talcher and Ib Valley coalfields of the company, while 23 rakes were supplied through merry-go-round (MGR), Mahanadi Coalfields said.

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