Coal supply map recast to power Rs 6k crore saving
NEW DELHI: The government has completed the first phase of redrawing the country’s coal supply map for power stations, generating annual savings of Rs 1,000 crore in transportation costs, coal secretary Anil Swarup told TOI.
The savings are estimated to rise to Rs 6,000 crore a year once the entire plan to optimize coal supply chain for power stations across the country by swapping linkages – essentially quota of a power plant from a particular mine – is completed.
In the first phase, linkages of 19 units have been swapped involving 14 million tonnes of coal. In other words, this much coal is moving lesser distance on rail since the linkages have been swapped in a way that each power station is getting fuel from a nearer source.