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Government Requests States with Available Coal Stock to Ramp-Up Power Generation

<p><span style="font-size:9.0pt">In amidst of coal supplies cut short and anticipated increase in demand for the festive season, government has requested states to ramp up thermal power generation. Chocked coal supplies to non-pithead plants have forced them to run at low utilization factor resulting in mismatch of demand-supply of the state. Pit-Head plants have sufficient coal supplies to be operative at high PLF. Interim arrangement by the government is poised to minimize demand-supply gap, but Coal India must mull over assuring coal supplies to non-pit head plants to deter such situation in future.</span></p>