GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COAL
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.845
TO BE ANSWERED ON 9.2.2018
Allocation of coal to Karnataka
845. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of COAL be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that between April and December, 2017, Karnataka was allocated 119.57 lakh metric tonnes of coal, of which only 63.09 lakh metric tonnes was supplied;
(b) if so, the reasons therefor;
(c) the quantity of coal demanded by Government of Karnataka for the period from January to March, 2018; and
(d) the quantity of coal allocated and expected to be supplied to Karnataka between January and March, 2018?
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND COAL
(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)
(a) & (b): The Raichur Thermal Power Station (TPS) of Karnataka has Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA) where the pro rata Annual Contract Quantity (ACQ) for the period from April to December 2017 was 59.55 Lakh Tonnes (LT) and actual coal supply during the same period was 51.1 LT. The coal supply to other power plants of the State is through Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and coal is supplied on a best effort basis. The prorata MoU quantity for the period from April to December 2017 was 52.374 LT against which 28.26 LT was supplied. WCL had offered Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) to lift quantities as per their requirement from a mix of Rail and Road modes considering the logistics feasibility. However, KPCL did not lift coal by road.
(c) & (d): The coal requirements against FSA of power plants of Karnataka between January and March 2018 is 21.86 LT and the coal requirement against MoU of the power plants of the State for the same period is 18.75 LT. It is expected that the coal supply against the FSA requirements shall be met and the supplies against MoU shall be made on a best effort basis.