State-owned Coal India (CIL) has supplied 491.54 million tonnes (MT) coal to power plants in across the country in 2018-19, Parliament was informed Monday.
“In the year 2018-19, Coal India supplied 491.54 MT coal to power plants which was 8.2 per cent more than the coal supplied in 2017-18,” Minister of Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) supplied 55.3 MT coal to power plants in 2018-19, a growth of 3.6 per cent over the same period of previous year, he said.
“This has led to creation of a coal stock of 30.95 MT at the power plants as on March 31, 2019 which was sufficient for 18 days requirement,” the minister said. In 2018-19, CIL”s coal supply to power plants of Tangedco in Tamil Nadu rose 3.5 per cent to 23.26 MT, compared to 22.49 MT in 2017-18.
As on June 16, 2019, he said, power plants in the state have coal stock of 9.67 lakh tonnes, which is sufficient for 12 days requirement. Read More