Coal Stocks At Thermal Power Plants Continue To Be More Than 45 MT Despite Peak Power Demand

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The government today said that despite the extremely high demand for power, coal stocks at Thermal Power Plants continue to be more than 45 Metric Tonnes, which is 30 percent higher compared to the last year.
In a statement Ministry of Coal said that the stocks are sufficient to meet the requirement of 19 days. It said, in the month of May average daily depletion at Thermal Power Plant end was only 10,000 tonnes per day. The Ministry added that over the last year, coal production registered a growth of more than 8 percent. The stock at the mine pit-head is over 100 MT resulting in adequate coal to power sector. The Ministry has made arrangements to ensure adequate availability of coal at Thermal Power Plants during monsoon season. The Ministry said that on 1st July more than 42MT coal is expected to be kept available at Thermal Power Plant end.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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