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Telangana CM calls for changes in allocation of coal for power production

Coal News - Published on Tue, 21 May 2019

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PTI reported that Telangana Chief Minister Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao demanded the Centre reduce cost of power production by bringing in changes in the way coal allocations are made. He said that he would take up the issue with the newly formed government at the Centre soon. After visiting the power plant being built by NTPC at Ramagundam in the state Saturday evening, Mr Rao held a meeting with officials. He said additional 2,000 MW of power be supplied from NTPC to Telangana in view of growing demand.

Mr said that "The policy being followed by the Centre with regard to allocation of coal to power plants is not proper. Coal for Ramagundam NTPC plant is being used by bringing it from Mandakini in Odisha which is at a distance of 950 km, instead of taking coal from Singareni (state-run miner Singareni Collieries) which is nearby. This leads to increase in cost of production."

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 21 May 2019
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