It has been assessed that the silt deposit at the intake well site was around 3.5 meters deep and catchment of the reservoir is also in eroded condition with little plant cover.
"Total power generation has also increased in April 2022 to 1,36,565 MU from 1,33,584 MU in March 2022," it said.
The operations at Hinduja plant, which generates 1,000 MW power, were also affected too.
The Energy Minister said that people of erstwhile Nalgonda district need drinking water and that was why the hydel power was being generated at Nagarjuna Sagar Project.
"Nearly 100 such staff have died during duty in the last 15 years, and many others have developed disabilities."
India’s dependence on imports to meet thermal coal demand has sharply reduced, said coal minister Pralhad Joshi on Monday.
Country has become power surplus, next step is to ensure guaranteed power supply at affordable price: R K Singh
R K Singh underlined that the power sector has been brought forward a long way, by the current government.
The minister, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha said the condition of most of the state government-owned distribution companies is a matter of grave concern.
The Units 3 and 4 of OPGC went for commercial operation on July 3, 2019 and August 21, 2019 respectively.
Expressing concern that inflows will come only after 10 months, KRMB said that ‘large quantities’ of water were depleted from the reservoir even when there was no requirement from the Sagar ayacut.
Out of the total 5.45 lakh tonne, 4.15 lakh tonne was sent to the power sector accounting for 76.1 percent of total dispatch.
Maharashtra State Power Generation Co had requested WCL to supply 10.5 rakes of coal per day to its power plants in June against 22.5 rakes per day.
The State-run entity continues to supply around 20,000 tonnes of coal to OPGC on a daily basis and the surplus to Mahanadi Coalfields Limited.
The project will help Assam to enhance capacity and efficiency of its power distribution system to improve electricity service to end users, the Ministry statement read.