New Delhi: The total coal production in the country stands at 448 million tonnes (MT) in the month of October, which is 18 percent higher than the production of the corresponding period of last year, said the Ministry in a press statement. The growth of coal production from Coal India Ltd (CIL) is also more than 17 percent. “The Ministry of Coal is planning to build stock at domestic coal-based plants to the tune of 30 MT by the end of November. It has planned to keep building the stock by the end of March 31, 2023,” said a press statement. “Thermal Power Plants (TPP) stock grows up to 45 MT. It has further planned to enhance coal stock at the pithead,” it added.
9% growth in average rakes availability per day helped in transporting higher quantity of coal
“During the first seven months this year, there was a nine percent growth in average rakes availability per day, which helped in transporting higher quantity of coal and building up stocks at power plants,” said the press statement. It also added that the Ministry of Power is also augmenting transportation of coal through rail-cum-road mode. CIL has communicated quota for RCR mode of lifting to all the power generating companies for next eight months. This will help power generating companies to plan transportation logistics in advance.
“Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Ministry of Power, Railways and Coal are working together to promote transportation of coal through sea route. So far, transportation of coal from MCL to Paradip by rail and thereafter to power plants on Eastern Coast is being made through rail-sea-rail route,” said the press statement. It added that Ministry of Coal is closely monitoring issues related to production, transportation and quality of domestic coal. “Government is planning to promote transportation of coal through all three possible modes,” said the statement.
‘Govt facilitating transportation of coal from Eastern coal mines to power plants located on western coast’
“Government is promoting transportation of coal from coal mines in eastern parts of the country to power plants located on the western coast or northern parts of the country. Accordingly, capacity of coal transportation to Paradip is being augmented. It is planned to start movement of coal for western coast plants through RSR by early next year, ” said the statement.
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