Odisha Buying Rs 16 Crore Power From External Sources Each Day: Minister

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha is buying Rs 16 crore power from external sources including the central pool each day, informed Industries and Energy Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra on Sunday.

Mishra said the State is committed to provide power supply to each consumer in rural areas of Odisha.

He further informed that coal linkage at the power plant of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has resumed and the ongoing crisis in the area will be solved soon.

The agitation at Talcher Coalfield had plunged the 3,000 MW NTPC Kaniha power plant into a grave crisis as three of its 500 MW units had been shut down due to the shortage of coal.

It was after few labourers died in a landslide at Bharatpur coal mine on July 24, the workers had launched a cease work agitation. After a gap of around two weeks the station has now resumed supplies to the State grid.