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Power companies may get nod to pass cost borne to meet coal shortage

Last Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013, 23:00

The government may allow power companies to meet any shortfall of coal through their choice and pass the increased cost to end consumers, if Coal India fails to supply the committed quantity.

Power cos may get nod to pass cost borne to meet coal shortage

Last Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013, 22:10

This move is aimed at breaking the deadlock over signing of Fuel Supply Agreements between power companies and Coal India Ltd (CIL).

Despite coal shortage state utilities reluctant to buy fuel

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 14:11

Some power distribution companies have expressed apprehension in buying top quality coal due to higher cost.

Keen on coal mines in Indonesia, South Africa: Tata Power

Last Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 17:30

Leading private utility Tata Power on Thursday said it will continue to look for coal mines abroad for fuel security as the domestic supply shortage has been impacting its operations.

Don't blame environment ministry for coal shortage: Natarajan

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 14:32

The shortage of coal should not be blamed on green clearances as the environment ministry has given licences for coal mining and power projects way beyond the energy targets for 2017, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said Wednesday.

New power projects can meet coal requirement through imports

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 23:20

Amid severe coal shortages, the government on Tuesday said developers of new power projects can depend on imported raw material to meet their fuel requirement.

Power, Coal Ministries to discuss fuel supplies for projects

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 18:45

To address the issue of acute coal shortage, the Ministries of Power and Coal will soon hold discussion on supply of the dry fuel to power projects on priority basis.

Coal shortage to be met through import: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, April 19, 2010, 14:56

Government Monday informed Parliament that due to limited availability of indigenous coal, the gap between requirement and its availability is expected to be bridged through import.