Coal India says logistics, law and order issues affecting supply to Tamil Nadu


Coal India says logistics, law and order issues affecting supply to Tamil Nadu

State-owned miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) said power plants based in Tamil Nadu have received lower supply of the fuel against their respective contracted quantities mainly due to logistics problems in the rail-cum-sea route and mismatch between the requisition placed by its subsidiaries and wagon supplied by Indian Railways.

CIL said 12.6 million tonne of coal had been supplied to the Tamil Nadu state power generation corporation till January, 2019, against the 16.6 MT it was supposed to receive. “Frequent law and order problems in Talcher fields of Mahanadi Coal Fields” also contributed to the supply gap, CIL said. Nevertheless, coal supplied to the state has increased 12% annually, the miner added. Read More

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