Coal India Limited supplied around 343.79 MnT of fuel to power sector in FY 13 which was targeted at 342.31 MnT. The company supplied 10% higher in FY 13 as compared to its supply in same period last year which was at 312.07 MnT. Pratik Prakash Bapu Patil; State Coal Minister gave the information in written to Rajya Sabha on Monday, August 05, 2013.
Mr. Patil also said that CIL has assured of supplying 90% of Annual Contract Quantity (ACQ) to Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) commissioned prior to March 31, 2009 and 80% of ACQ to TPPs commissioned after March 31, 2009. The supplied fuel in FY 13 has been 91.5% of the committed supply of 375.82 MnT under Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA)/ Memorandum of Association (MoU). The supply in FY 14 till its first quarter has been 86.39 MnT which is 87.8% of committed supply of 96.41 MnT under FSA/MoU.
Power stations hold coal stock of 22.02 MnT as on July 29, 2013 which is equivalent to 18 days’ requirement. There are a total of 65 TPPs holding coal stock equivalent to more than 15 days’ requirement. Earlier on April 1, 2013, the power stations had a coal stock of 19.75 MnT equivalent to 14 days’ requirement as compared to same period last year which was at 14.14 MnT equivalent to 11 days’ requirement.
Power sector is regularly monitored by an inter-Ministerial Sub-Group consisting of representatives from Ministry of Power, Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Railways constituted by the Infrastructure Review Committee of Cabinet Secretariat. The Sub-Group comes up with various decisions for ensuring continuous supply of coal in power sectors and are also prepared to face difficult situations from power sector such as critical coal stock position.