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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Coal
RAJYASABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1402 TO BE ANSWERED ON 5.12.2011 Coal to Thermal Power Stations in Karnataka
1402. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of COAL be pleased to state:-
(a) Whether it is a fact that the Energy Minister of Karnataka had recently met the Minister requesting for uninterrupted coal supply for two thermal power stations of the State;
(b) If so, the details thereof; and
(c) What action Government has taken thereon?
ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COAL (SHRI PRATIK PRAKASHBAPU PATIL)
(a) & (b): Yes, Sir. During the meeting, a letter dated 13.10.2011 was handed over, requesting that Coal India Limited (CII) may be advised to increase the supply of coal to Raichur Thermal Power Station by an additional quantum of 13,000 tonnes daily from Western Coalfields Limited (WCI) and Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCI).
(c) Coal supplies to the power plants, including Raichur, are made in accordance with the contracted quantity as per the Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA). During October November (Upto 23rd ), 2011, WCL and MCL supplied 5.65 lakh Tonnes of coal to Raichur Thermal Power Station, which works out to materialization of 83% of the contracted quantity of 6.81 lakh Tonnes. All the CIL coal companies have been advised to improve coal supplies to the power plants as per the Annual Contracted Quantity (ACQ).