Union Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Friday said that in order to meet the requirement of thermal power plants (TPPs), Coal India Limited (CIL) and Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) have offered coal through road mode from available pithead stocks to TPPs which are located within 50 kms to 60 kms from the nearest mine.
As a result of these efforts, coal supply to power plants has been 457.36 MT during the period from April, 2017 to February, 2018 which is 7% growth over supply of 426.13 MT in the corresponding period of 2016-17.
CIL and SCCL have supplied 123.87 MT coal to non-power sector during the period April 2017 to February 2018 which is 6% growth over supply of 117.10 MT in the corresponding period of 2016-17.
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