The current coal stock stands at 13.5 million tonnes at pithead power stations and 20.7 MT cumulatively at all power plants across the country.
Besides, the State Energy department secretary Nikunj Bihari Dhal recently claimed that there will be no power crisis in the State from May first. But the picture at Biramitrapur in Sundargarh district tells a different story altogether.
The State’s total hydroelectricity production capacity is 2,099 MW. In contrast, only 556MW from seven hydropower plants in the State is presently being generated which is only one-fourth of the total capacity.
The country is staring at power cuts this year as utilities' coal stock is at the lowest pre-summer levels in at least nine years. Similarly, the electricity demand is expected to rise at the fastest pace in at least 38 years.
At present, inverters sold across the trade are levied 18 per cent GST on a single voucher issued by the seller.
The Central Electricity Authority will come up with revised coal stocking guidelines that will have higher stocking requirement for non-pit head power plants while lower for those located near the coal-bearing regions of the country
In case of surplus power, the states have been requested to intimate the Government of India so that this power can be reallocated to other needy state.
There are also legacy issues of heavy dues of coal companies from certain states viz, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, UP, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
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