July 20, 2024 13:00 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
ED arrests Haryana Congress MLA Surender Panwar in illegal mining case | Over 300 Indian students return home as 105 killed in Bangladesh unrest | NEET-UG 2024 retest to be held only if sanctity is lost due to paperleak on large scale: Supreme Court | Avoid travel and minimize movement: India's advisory to its nationals in Bangladesh amid Jatrabari violence | No systemic failure: NTA to Supreme Court on NEET-UG 2024 paper leak
Coal India to import fuel for first time in years amid fear of more power outage: Report
Coal shortage
Representative image by Nikolay Kovalenko | Colin Viessmann on Unsplash

Coal India to import fuel for first time in years amid fear of more power outage: Report

| @indiablooms | 29 May 2022, 10:51 am

New Delhi/IBNS: The government-owned Coal India will import fuel for use by utilities amid fears of more power outages due to a shortage of the same, Reuters reported citing a letter by the Power Ministry.

It would be the first time since 2015 that Coal India, the world's largest coal miner, will import fuel as India faced its worst power cuts in more than six years.

"Coal India would import coal for blending on government-to-government (G2G) basis and supply ... to thermal power plants of state generators and independent power producers (IPPs)," the Power Ministry letter dated May 28, accessed by Reuters, read.

The letter was sent to all utilities, top central and state energy officials including the Coal Secretary and the Chairman of Coal India, said reports.

India is expected to face a wider coal shortage during the third quarter of 2022 due to expectations of higher electricity demand.

The Power Ministry said in the letter the decision was taken after nearly all states suggested a centralised procurement through Coal India.


Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.