Four states may not buy power based on pooled coal price
West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Gujarat have refused to pay the higher price arrived after pooling domestic and international coal prices
As many as four states including West Bengal and Gujarat may not buy costly power from the generation companies based on pooled prices of domestic and imported coal.
State-owned Coal India has said it would sign pacts with power companies by assuring them a minimum supply of 80% fuel of the total contract. It would supply 65% of the contracted quantity through domestic production and would meet the 15% shortfall through imports.