Mahagenco blames coal companies for poor supply
The State power generating utility-Mahagenco has once again blamed the coal companies for inadequate supply of cheap domestic coal and also blamed them for supplying poor quality coal.
According to Mahagenco, during 2017-18, from WCL coal realisation was 67.54% while from MCL it was 47.69% and from SECL it was barely 33.62%/. From SCCL it was 47.41% and thus as against the coal linkage of 32,469 million metric tonne the Mahagenco received only 19,127 mmt or barely 58.58 % making critical shortage of coal reserve with power plants.
The allegation was made in an affidavit filed before the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court. The coal utilities promptly refuted the allegation and WCL claimed that it had supplied upto 91% of the contracted coal quantity to the state power utility and wondered as to why WCL was being unnecessarily dragged despite diligently supplying coal to thermal power stations of Mahagenco.