25 percent increase in coal stock in power plants, says coal ministry

Coal stock in power plants as on December 31, 2018 was 16.607 metric tonne as compared to the previous year’s 13.199 MT

GN Bureau | January 7, 2019


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In order to fulfill the energy demand in the winter season, ministry of coal has increased the coal stock and coal supply to the power plants.

 
Ministry claims the coal stock in power plants as on December 31, 2018 was 16.607 metric tonne as compared to 13.199 MT in December 31, 2017. The increase in coal stock in power plants is around 25 percent as compared to last year. The ministry said there were nine power plants in critical/super critical category as on December 2018 as compared to 13 in December 2017.
 
The coal supply from Coal India Limited (CIL) to power plants as on December 30, 2018 stood at 357.5 MT as compared to the last year’s 332.03 MT. The surge in the coal supply from CIL to power plants is around 7.7 percent as compared to the previous year.

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