Coal shortage in MP power stations

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Bhopal, May 10: At least three thermal stations in Madhya Pradesh are facing severe shortage of coal despite lifting of full stock supplied, the government said today. The state government is in regular contact with coal companies, railway and the central government to ensure required quantity of coal for the thermal stations at Sarni, Birsinghpur and Amarkantak.

The Coal Ministry has sanctioned much less quantity of coal to the state for the quarter from April to June, an official release said.

Citing an instance of less supply of coal, the release said 1.20 lakh tonne coal was supplied to Chachai-based Amarkantak thermal station against the monthly requirement of 1.90 lakh tonnes, 5.75 lakh tonne coal supplied to Sanjay Gandhi thermal station at Birsinghpur against the requirement of 6.80 lakh tonnes and 5.75 lakh tonnes to Satpura thermal station at Sarni against the requirement of 6.60 lakh tonnes.

The Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company has raised the demand daily with the railway and coal companies as per the linkage, but full quota was not provided. Entire supply has been lifted and the propaganda about non-lifting of coal supplied to power stations is baseless, the release added.


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