|Supply of Coal for Power Plants|
Coal India Limited (CIL) has been dispatching more than 90% of the targets fixed in the supply plan finalized as part of the Annual Plan by Ministry of Coal/Planning Commission. Dispatches to Power Utilities have been 96% ,91% and 95% of targets in 2009-10, 2010-11 & 2011-12 respectively and has improved to 98% in the current year upto June 2012. More dispatches could not be made for the following reasons:-
(i) Transportation constraints in moving coal from pithead to sidings.
(ii) Intermittent law and order problems hampering coal movement, particularly in the States of Jharkhand andOdisha.
(iii) Seasonal adversities like heavy rains, heat wave conditions and fog situations hampering optimal level of coal transportation and movement.
(iv) Mismatch between indents and wagon supply and unloading constraints hampering wagon supply to the desired extent.
(v) Sub-optimal utilization of captive modes like Merry-Go-Round (MGR) by power stations.
(vi) Regulation of coal supplies by some power stations for their own reasons.
This was informed by Shri Pratik Prakashbapu Patil, Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal while replying a written question in Rajya Sabha today.