By Express News Service
TALCHER: As the nation stares at an unprecedented power disaster, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) is below super stress to provide coal to the ability stations dependant on it.
A number one subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL), MCL has not solely hiked its day by day manufacturing but in addition elevated per day offtake contemplating the looming energy disaster as a result of acute scarcity of coal.
MCL feeds coal to energy stations of 12 states together with Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana. Sources mentioned many of the energy stations in these states have coal stockpile for a mean of 4 days in opposition to the conventional requirement of greater than 10 days.
A coal official mentioned much less coal drawal by customers previously and sudden hike in electrical energy demand after the second Covid wave when there was no encouraging output by hydel and wind energy within the nation, led to the present disaster scenario. In Odisha, the three,000 MW Talcher-Kaniha and OPGC energy crops are in vital state with very low coal inventory.
The official mentioned MCL has a coal inventory of about 14.5 million tonne of which Hingula mine has six million tonne. An common of 5 lakh tonne coal is being dispatched to energy stations day by day. Last 12 months, the dispatch was 4 lakh tonne per day.
MCL sources mentioned on Sunday, the corporate provided 5.34 lakh tonne coal to customers. The highest of 62 rakes had been provided from Talcher Coalfields. MCL has maintained a mean of greater than half-a-million tonne coal provide to customers in the course of the present month.
At least 95 rakes carrying coal to customers had been dispatched from Talcher and Ib Valley coalfields whereas 23 rakes provided by merry-go-round (MGR). This aside, 1.4 lakh tonne coal was dispatched by highway.
Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of MCL PK Sinha mentioned, “We have to continue our efforts at the same pace to ensure that consumers have enough coal.”
Sinha is continually monitoring coal manufacturing and dispatch whereas administrators are continuously visiting coalfields to hike output and offtake.
MCL has thus far produced about 75 million tonne coal and dispatched greater than 85 million tonne to completely different customers. It has a coal manufacturing goal of 163 million tonne and dispatch of 182 million tonne.