Coal supply to Maharashtra increased: Centre

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New Delhi: The Centre has said Coal Supply to Maharashtra Increased Considerably in April 2022. The Centre’s statement came in response to reports in a section of the media.

The Coal Ministry said on April 17, 2022, the Thermal Power Plants (TPP) of Maharashtra were supplied with 70.77 Million Ton (MT) of coal during the financial year 2021-22.

The Coal Ministry further stated that coal supply to thermal plants is increasing in tandem with the increase in demand for power.

Citing its statistics, the Ministry said coal supply to power plants of Maharashtra was 2.14 lakh tonnes per day in March 2022.

The same has been stepped up to 2.76 lakh tonnes per day this month/April, till 11.04.2022, said the Ministry.

It said that Mahagenco has been supplied 37.131 MT coal in 2021-22.

“The daily coal supply to Mahagenco in March 22 was 0.96 lakh tonnes per day which has been increased further to 1.32 lakh tonnes per day in April (till 11.04.22).  It is equally pertinent that the coal requirement of Maharashtra is being met despite Mahagenco having outstanding dues of nearly Rs.2390 crore,” the Coal Ministry said. (Press Release)

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