Jaipur, 1 September. The government is constantly monitoring the entire situation regarding power management in the state. In this regard, a meeting was organized by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Government of India on Wednesday for the supply of coal, in which the Chairman and Managing Director of Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam was present.
In the meeting, Northern Coalfields Ltd. (NCL) was ordered to supply Kota and Suratgarh Power Stations for 5 coal rakes per day and South Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (SECL) was ordered to supply Kota and Suratgarh power stations for 3 coal rakes per day, i.e. Coal India Ltd. to Utpadan Nigam. Orders were placed for the supply of eight rakes of coal per day.
Coal India has also agreed to supply about 2000 metric tonnes of coal per day by road (rail-cum-road mode) to Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam. Proceedings for this have been started by the Production Corporation already. 9-10 rakes are being supplied daily by PKCL for Chhabra and Kalisindh power plants of Utpadan Nigam.
In order to ensure the supply of coal to the power stations, a meeting was organized by Rajasthan State Electricity Generation Corporation Ltd. on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India, in which Coal India Ltd. Enterprises of Northern Coalfields Ltd. (NCL)was ordered to supply Kota Thermal Power Station with 4-5 coal rakes per day and South Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (SECL) ordered to supply 3 coal rakes per day to Kota and Suratgarh power stations of Generation Corporation.
It is noteworthy that the maximum power demand of 13172 MW and consumption of 2694.94 lakh units has been registered in the state on Tuesday. To meet the shortage of electricity, 17.20 per cent of power was purchased from energy exchange while no power cut was done in the state.