The Ministry of Power is facing difficulty in supplying coal to the power plants, located far from the mines, as Coal India Limited (CIL) hasn’t prepared a list of such plants in the past six months.
The CIL was asked to submit this list to Ministry of Power and Ministry of Coal at a meeting chaired by power minister R K Singh on January 25. As per the information obtained by The Indian Express, this list was not submitted by CIL to either of the ministries till July-end.
A CIL official told The Indian Express on July 31 that the “final list is yet to be prepared” and the work is in progress as the information is being gathered from all its subsidiary companies.
He added that since the list would be based upon the inputs to be received from subsidiary coal companies, its date of submission — to Ministry of Power and Ministry of Coal — has not been decided. Read More