Even though Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) had promised the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court that it would supply required amount of coal to Mahagenco, it has reneged on its promise. Mahagenco is forced to import coal but its coal stock in most power plants in alarmingly low.
Energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has now requested coal minister Piyush Goyal to supply 32 rakes coal per day, which is the contracted quantity. Mahagenco is currently getting 25 rakes on an average.
Bawankule recently met Goyal in Delhi and told him that power demand in the state was very high. For the first time, the highest demand had been recorded in October — 24,142 MW. Read More