Gehlot, Baghel to discuss coal supply on Friday

Published on : 03:32 PM Mar 25, 2022

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will meet his Chhattisgarh counterpart Bhupesh Baghel in Raipur on Friday to discuss and clear roadblocks in the further supply of coal for power plants in his state. Rajasthan is mainly dependent on Chhattisgarh for its coal requirement to produce thermal power. The Centre had in 2015 allotted 15 Million Tonnes per Annum (MTPA) coal blocks at Parsa East-Kanta Basin in Chhattisgarh .

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will meet his Chhattisgarh counterpart Bhupesh Baghel in Raipur on Friday to discuss and clear roadblocks in the further supply of coal for power plants in his state. The two leaders are expected to look for an amicable solution on the continued supply of coal to Rajasthan from the second phase of the Parsa coal block, for which Chhattisgarh's forest department is yet to give its clearance.

Advertisement

window.googletag = window.googletag || {cmd: []}; googletag.cmd.push(function() {var userAgent = window.navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase();var Andrioid_App = /webview|wv/.test(userAgent);var Android_Msite = /Android|webOS|BlackBerry|IEMobile|Opera Mini/i.test(navigator.userAgent);var iosphone = /iPhone|iPad|iPod/i.test(navigator.userAgent);var is_iOS_Mobile = /(iPhone|iPod|iPad).*applewebkit(?!.*version)/i.test(navigator.userAgent); if ( Andrioid_App == true || iosphone == true ) {console.log("Mobile"); var slot_4154 = googletag.defineSlot("/175434344/ETB-APP-ADP-English-National-Bharat-300x250-1", [300, 250], "div-gpt-ad-7727316485887-1").addService(googletag.pubads());}else if(Android_Msite == true || is_iOS_Mobile == true){console.log("m site"); var slot_4154 = googletag.defineSlot("/175434344/ETB-MDOT-ADP-English-National-Bharat-300x250-1", [300, 250], "div-gpt-ad-7727316485887-1").addService(googletag.pubads());}else{console.log("Web"); var slot_4154=googletag.defineSlot("/175434344/ETB-ADP-English-National-Bharat-728x90-1", [728, 90], "div-gpt-ad-7727316485887-1").addService(googletag.pubads());} googletag.pubads().enableSingleRequest();googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs();googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-7727316485887-1");googletag.pubads().refresh([slot_4154]);googletag.pubads().setCentering(true); });
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-7727316485887-1");googletag.pubads().refresh(); });

Rajasthan is mainly dependent on Chhattisgarh for its coal requirement to produce thermal power. The Centre had in 2015 allotted 15 Million Tonnes per Annum (MTPA) coal blocks at Parsa East-Kanta Basin in Chhattisgarh and 5 MTPA capacity at Parsa to Rajasthan to generate 4,340 megawatts. Of these, coal reserves from the first phase of the Parsa East-Kanta Basin block have been mined and coal will no longer be supplied to Rajasthan from this unit as it can lead to a power crisis, according to a release.

Also read: Bengal coal scam case: TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee, wife move SC challenging ED's summons Advertisement

PTI

Next
Latest news direct to your inbox.