Coal and railway minister Piyush Goyal has directed Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) to supply ample and good quality coal to Mahagenco. He has also ordered Indian Railways to make available sufficient rakes for supplying coal to the state’s power generation company.
State energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule had met him in Delhi and apprised him of the problems being faced by Mahagenco due to shortage of coal. Bawankule had recently assured the citizens that the state would not face load shedding due to coal shortage.
Mahagenco has told Nagpur bench of Bombay high court that it was not getting ample coal. Railways and coal companies have blamed each other for the shortage. Mahagenco has floated tenders for importing 2 million ton coal to bridge the deficit.
Goyal had held a meeting of railway and coal officials to discuss the shortage in Mahagenco. He told Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) and South-Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) to ensure that they supplied contract quantity of coal to the company. Read More