Bhubaneswar: The coal stock at 136 number of power plants of 166109 MW capacity which are linked to coal companies is 16.63 Million Tonnes (MT) as on 24.11.21 and is sufficient for 9 days requirement.
The coal stock at power plants has increased from 7.2 MT as on 08.10.21 to 16.63 MT as on 24.11.21. The coal stock at CIL pithead end was 40.23 MT as on 08.10.2021 and 32.30 MT as on 24.11.2021. There is neither power crisis nor coal shortage.
The coal supply to power plants in the month of November 2021 is more than the consumption, resulting in increase in coal stock at power plants end. This trend is likely to continue in the coming months.
This information was given by the Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pralhad Joshi in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
The Minister added that total of 77 coal mines in the country have got Mine Opening Permission from FY 2018-19 onwards. Out of these 23 are in Jharkhand, 12 in Chhattisgarh and 8 in Odisha.
Out of above 77 coal mines, 11 coal mines have been allocated for captive Power End Use. Further, Coal produced from other coal mines is also being utilized for generation of power through Thermal Power Plants (TPP) including Captive Power Plants (CPP) thereby contributing to domestic electrification.