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SCCL's expedites coal mining projects to meet fuel needs of power plants

Coal News - Published on Wed, 15 May 2019

Image Source: Telangana Today
PTI reported that in a bid to cater to the fuel needs of new power plants, state-owned SCCL has expedited the development of certain coal mining projects, including Kalyani Khani-6 Incline block, and invited expression of interest for carrying out pre-mining activities. Kalyani Khani-6 Incline in Telangana, having extractable reserves of 15.65 million tonnes, is a new underground coal mining project and carved out of Mandamarri shaft block in Mancherial district of Telangana.

The Singareni Collieries Co Ltd (SCCL) said on its website "SCCL invites expression of interest for carrying out pre-mining activities, development and extraction of coal seams by introducing 3 nos continuous miner technology equipments in a phased manner by outsourcing model in KK6 Incline, Mandamarri area."

The PSU said that after bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh state, Telangana has become a power deficit state. To overcome the power deficit, Telangana government has embarked on an action plan for capacity addition of around 6,000 MW.

SCCL is also constructing a power plant of 1,800 MW capacity in Srirampur area in Telangana. Further, NTPC also has the mandate as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act to set up a 4,000 MW power plant in Telangana.

SCCL said that "With the addition of new power plants, there will be an additional demand of SCCL to the extent of 40 MT of coal over and above the existing supplies. Therefore, SCCL, being a state-owned public sector company, has the responsibility to cater to the needs of the new power plants coming up in the State. Considering the likely expansion of existing power projects and construction of new power units, the production and demand gap will further increase."

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 15 May 2019
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