Short-term fuel supply to power projects extended till June

The government has extended till June-end short-term supply of coal to power plants, which had lost their mines after the cancelled licences of 204 blocks last year.

To avert disruption in power generation, the government had earlier asked state miner to supply fuel to suchon a tapering basis till March 31, subject to review after that date.

In a fresh directive, the Coal Ministry said that supply of fuel to power plants, the blocks of which were cancelled by the Supreme Court last year, will continue till June-end.

“However, in case of supply of coal starts from schedule II (producing) blocks allocated to fresh allocatees in the current auction process, the dispensation shall cease in respect of the units linked to such coal blocks,” it said.

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