Sufficient coal in thermal power plants: Centre

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New Delhi: The Union Government on August 1, 2022, said that there is sufficient coal in the thermal power plants.

Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi informed this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

“The coal stock available with the thermal power plants (TPP) of the country monitored on daily basis in Central Electricity Authority (CEA), has increased from 25.6 Million Tonnes (MT) as on 31.03.2022 to 29.5 MT as on 26.07.2022 . Thus, there is sufficient coal in the thermal power plants,” Joshi said.

The Minister added that the Thermal generation in the country during April-June 2022 was 325.62 Billion Units (BU) against 276.64 BU during the same period in last year thus registering a growth of about 18%. 

The Minister also informed the House that the all-India coal production in the year 2021-2022 was 778.19 Million Tonne (MT) in comparison to 716.083 MT in the year 2020-2021. Further, in the current financial year (upto June’22), the country has produced 204.876 MT of coal as compared to 156.11 MT during the same period of last year with a growth of about 31%.

In 2021-22, Coal India Limited (CIL) has supplied 121.50 MT to Non-Power Sector (NPS) including Steel, Cement and Others. Compared to fiscal 2019-20 and 2018-19 the growth has been 4.1% and 3.8% respectively, Joshi said. (Press Release)

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