Coal India dispatches 84 per cent coal to power sector in October

CIL is dispatching 1.34 million tonnes of coal per day to power plants in October 2018, the miner said Saturday.

Published: 13th October 2018 11:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2018 11:55 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

KOLKATA: Coal India Ltd (CIL) has dispatched over 84 per cent of its coal to the power sector till October 12. 2018, the miner said Saturday.

CIL is dispatching 1.34 million tonnes of coal per day to power plants in October 2018, the miner said Saturday.

In the wake of the festive season, CIL has rushed about 14-15 rakes a day to West Bengal Power Development Corporation Power Plants and about 15 rakes per day to TANGEDCO (Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd) power plants.

From April 2018 to October 12, 2018, CIL has dispatched 1.27 million tonnes of coal per day against 1.16 million tonnes per day to the power sector as compared to the same period last year, indicating a growth of 9 per cent.

Recently, power industry body Indian Captive Power Producers Association (ICPPA) has requested the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to take steps to address the issue of coal availability and its supply.

ICPPA members include players from key sectors such as steel and aluminium.

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