Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) has raked up supply of coal to its consumer power houses by whopping 45 per cent in the first fortnight of October, 2017. The company has supplied 3.406 million tonnes (MT) of coal to the power houses during the said period, that remained at 2.342 MT in the corresponding period of the last fiscal.
Amongst the key pit-head Power Unitilities, NTPC Singrauli STPP and NTPC Vindhyachal STPP have buffer stocks of 15 days each, while UPRVUNL Anpara Thermal Power Station has buffer stock of 18 days. Moreover, NCL has coal stock of 5 MT at present, 75 per cent of that is despatch-ready and can be supplied to the pit-head power plants readily on demand.
NCL has supplied 40.09 MT of coal to its power consumers in current fiscal (up to 15th October) against 33.93 MT in same period of the last fiscal, thereby registering a progressive increase of 18 per cent in coal supplies to power houses.