Central government exempts states from coal import restrictions

By Shefali Kohli -- August 02, 2022 12:05 pm -- Updated:August 02, 2022 2:03 pm

Chandigarh, August 2: The Punjab State Corporation stated that the state and power corporation will decide on their own of how to import coal from abroad.

Notably, the Punjab State Power Corporation has already taken orders for 1.5 lakh tonnes of coal worth Rs 275 crore.

High power demand in Punjab

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PowerCom Chairman and Managing Director Baldev Singh Saran confirmed the letter from the Central Government.

All India Power Engineers Federation also agreed with the Central Government on the decision of importing coal from abroad.

Federation spokesperson Engineer VK Gupta said that in terms of Punjab that Punjab will save Rs 525 crore this year.

Notably, the stock of coal left in various thermal plants of Punjab are:

31 days coal left at Ropar while 39 days of coal at Lehra Mohabbat. Meanwhile, Rajpura is left with 30 days of coal, Talwandi Sabo is left with  days of coal and Goindwal Sahib is left with 4 days of coal in stock.

(Inputs by Gagandeep Singh Ahuja)

-PTC News

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