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Coal shortage: Pralhad Joshi reviews coal production & supply at CCL and BCCL

After a full day review of SECL coalfields on Wednesday, Union Minister for Coal Pralhad Joshi chaired a review meeting of CCL and BCCL at CCL HQ, in Ranchi on Thursday
Union Minister Pralhad Joshi reviews coal production and supply at CCL and BCCL
Union Minister Pralhad Joshi reviews coal production and supply at CCL and BCCL

New Delhi/Ranchi: Amid the shortage of coal supply across the power plants in the country, Union Minister for Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi chaired a review meeting of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) and Bharat Cocking Coal Limited (BCCL) at CCL HQ, in Ranchi on Thursday. Ministry of Coal's Additional Secretary VK Tiwari, Coal India Limited's (CIL) Chairman Pramod Agarwal and other senior officials participated among others.

Coal Minister reviewed coal production and off-take of CCL and BCCL. He gave out directions to ensure sustained coal production and dispatch to the power plants. Joshi said, “festive season has started and it is our duty to secure uninterrupted supply of coal to the power plants.” The coal companies should take the necessary steps to clear the bottlenecks in coal evacuation and production, he said. Joshi instructed the officials to motivate the employees to make all-out efforts to scale up production and dispatch.

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Prior to the joint meeting of CCL and BCCL, Minister Joshi visited Ashoka Mine in the Piparwar area of CCL in Chatra District, Jharkhand. He interacted with the ground team and motivated them to increase production and offtake from the mine. The Minister also visited Bachra Railway Siding in Piparwar Area, Ranchi and emphasized on supply of a proper quantity of coal onto the railway wagons.

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