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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Coal
RAJYA SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 632
ANSWERED ON AUGUST 12, 2013 

QUESTION
Allocation of Coal to New Power Projects 

632. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR: 

Will the Minister of COAL be pleased to state: 

(a)   the details of coal allocations made for new projects of various State Governments during the last five years, year-wise and State-wise; 

(b)   the details of representations regarding long term coal linkages and allocation of mines received from Karnataka Government for Chhattisgarh thermal power plant during the last four years; and 

(c)    what is the present status thereof? 

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COAL
(SHRI PRATIK PRAKASHBAPU PATIL) 

(a): The year-wise and state-wise details of coal allocation made for new projects of various State Government's power projects during the last five years is at Annexure-I 

(b): One representation has been received from Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) for grant of long-term coal linkage for their proposed 2x800 MW (1st Phase) and 2x800 MW (2nd Phase) power plant to be set up at Godhna, Janjir, Champa Chhattisgarh. As far as allocation of mines is concerned it is based on the applications called for from the state Governments/ Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) for allocation of identified coal block under Government dispensation. During the period of last four years, applications for allocation of coal blocks to government companies were invited only in December, 2012. In response to the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) dated 31.12.2012 for 14 coal blocks for specified end-use i.e. Power, this Ministry had received application from Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd. (KPCL) for 8 coal blocks for various TPPs located in the Karnataka State and Godhna TPP (2x800 MW) in the State of Chhattisgarh. 

(c): Coal India Limited (CIL) and its subsidiary coal companies have issued 176 Letters of Assurance (LoA) for coal supply, covering the capacity of about 1,08,000 MW. During the last three years of 11th Plan, capacity of about 26,000 MW has been commissioned and the balance capacity of about 82,000 MW is likely to be commissioned during 12th Plan period and beyond. Since LoAs amounting to more than 80,000 MW for setting up the power projects already exist and subsidiary companies of Coal India Limited (CIL) are reporting negative coal balance, there is prima facia no scope for the grant of new coal linkages/LoAs for the plant under reference. 

In so far as allocation of mines is concerned, the proposal received from Godhna TPP (2x800 MW) in the State of Chhattisgarh was not recommended by CEA/Ministry of Power.

 Annexure-I

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO PART (a) OF RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 532 FOR ANSWER ON 12.8.2013 

Sr. No

Unit/Plant Name

Name of the State where the Plant is located

Year of allocation

Capacity Approved (MW)

1

Kothagudam–VI, APGENCO (Unit 1)

Andhra Pradesh

2006

500

2

Krishnapatanam TPS, APGENCO (Unit 1)

Andhra Pradesh

2006

1600

3

Vijayawada-IV ?(Unit 1)

Andhra Pradesh

2000

500

4

Korba West TPS Extn III, CSPGCL (Unit 5)

Chattishgarh

2008

500

5

Marwa TPS, CSPGCL, Dist. Janjgir, Champa, Chattisgarh (Tapering Linkage)

Chattishgarh

2007

1000

6

Ukai TPS (Extension Unit-6) Gujarat, Songadh, Gujarat (Tapering)

Gujarat

2010

500

7

Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant, Khedar, Hissar (Earlier Hissar TPS) (Unit 1)

Haryana

2006

500

8

Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Plant, Khedar, Hissar (Earlier Hissar TPS) (Unit 2)

Haryana

2007

700

9

Bellary TPS, KPCL, Bellary, Karnataka (Unit 2)

Karnataka

2007

500

10

Raichur TPP, KPCL Karnataka (unit 8)

Karnataka

2006

250

11

Rayalseema TPS Stage-III, Kadapa (Unit 5)

Karnataka

2007

210

12

Rayalseema TPS Stage-III, Kadapa (Unit 6)

Karnataka

2007

500

13

Shree Singaji TPP (Formerly Malwa thermal Power Station), MPPGCL, Villpurni, Dist Khandwa, MP (Unit 1 & 2)

Madhya Pradesh

2010

1200

14

Satpura TPS (Extension), Sarni Dist. Betul, MP (Unit 10 & 11)

Madhya Pradesh

2008 & 2010

500

15

Bhusawal TPS, MAHAGENCO ( Unit 4 & 5)

Maharashtra

2006

1000

16

Kaperkheda TPS, MAHAGENCO ( Unit 5)

Maharashtra

2006

500

17

ParasExpn-II TPS, MAHAGENCO

Maharashtra

2006

250

18

Parli Unit-II TPS, MAHAGENCO

Maharashtra

2006

250

19

MAHAGENCO (Tapering Linkage) Bhusawal Unit 67 and Parli Unit 8

Maharashtra

2007

500

20

Chabra TPS, RRVUNL, Chhabra TPS, Chowki, Motipura, Teh, Chhabra, Dist. Baran, Rajasthan (Unit 1 & 2)

Rajasthan

2006

500

21

Chabra TPP, Extn Project, Phase-II, RRVUNL. Chokimotipura village, Tehsil Chhabra, Baran Dist., Rajasthan (Tapering) (Unit 3 & 4)

Rajasthan

2010

500

22

Kalisindh TPP, RRVUNL, Nimoda Village, Jhalawar Distt., Rajasthan (Tapering) (Unit 1)

Rajasthan

2010

600

23

Kota TPS, RRVUNL, Kota Thermal Power Station, Sakatpura, Kota, Rajasthan (Unit 7)

Rajasthan

2006

195

24

Suratgarh TPS, RRVUNL, Suratgarh Thermal Power Station, Riyanwali, Suratgarh, Rajasthan (Unit 6)

Rajasthan

2006

250

25

Mettur TPS, TANGENDCO (Unit 1)

Tamilnadu

2006 & 2010

600

26

North Chennai Extn. TPP (Stage-II), TANGEDCO (Unit-1)

Tamilnadu

2010

600

27

North Chennai TPS, TANGEDCO (Unit 2)

Tamilnadu

2006 & 2010

600

28

Paricha Extn, UPRVUNL (Unit 5 & 6) U.P

Uttar Pradesh

2006

500

29

HarduaganjExtn. (Unit 8 & 9) U.P

Uttar Pradesh

2006

500

30

Anpara-D Unit 1 TPS, UPRVUNL, ShaktiBhawan, Ashok Marg, Lucknow, UP

Uttar Pradesh

2007

500

31

ObraExtn, Phase-I, (UPRVUNL) Sonebadhra, UP

Uttar Pradesh

2007

500

32

Anpara-D Unit 2 TPS, UPRVUNL, Shakti Bhawan, Ashok Marg, Lucknow, UP

Uttar Pradesh

2010

500