Coal Ministry Asks Power Ministry To Reconsider Fuel Import Plan
"It is our assessment that the target set for import for 2014-15 is not commensurate with the capacity addition envisaged for 2014-15. The shortfall in the import plant of CEA (Central Electricity Authority) has a bearing on the present crisis of coal stock at power stations," Coal Secretary S K Srivastava said in a letter to Power Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha.
"It would be therefore, be desirable for MOP (Ministry of Power) to review the entire import plan of CEA to take contingency decision, if any, to avert shortfalls in coal stocks with the power plants," the letter said.
The letter further stated that CEA plans to import 94 million tonnes (MT) for the current financial year.
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