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CIL decided to supplies more coal to Tamil Nadu for meeting demand

Coal News - Published on Fri, 21 Sep 2018

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ET reported that CIL has decided to supply 16 goods train full of coal to Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) every day as demand for power in the state has increased. Sixteen rakes would send around 6.1 lakh tonnes of coal per day, of which 4.95 lakh tonnes would be supplied by Coal India subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields while 76,000 tonnes would be supplied by Eastern Coalfields. The rest at around 38,125 tonnes would be supplied by Central Coalfields.

During August and September, the power generation and distribution company received maximum wind power support from their wind based power generating units, resulting in the subdued generation by thermal units.

In the current year, Coal India has supplied about 6.5 million tonnes during April-August 2018 against despatch of 5.0 million tonnes during the same period last year. Thus, Coal India has supplied 1.5 million tonnes more this year against last year – the growth in supply being 30 per cent. Towards augmenting despatches further, Coal India rationalised its sources for enabling better movement to the plants of Tangedco through rail cum sea as well as direct rail routes.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 21 Sep 2018
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