Private power companies are crying foul as Coal India (CIL) has stepped up supply to state-owned power plants without a long-term fuel linkage at a time when former’s generating stations are seeing a shortage of the dry fuel, saying this is in contravention of the government policy.
Association of Power Producers (APP), a lobby group of private generators, has claimed that CIL and its subsidiaries supplied excess coal to the tune of 8.6 million tonne to central and state generators during the first half of the current fiscal (April-September 2017). These plants are located in the states of Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Telangana. Read More…
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