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Haryana appeals for more coal to run its power plants

Haryana appeals for more coal to run its power plants

The Haryana government on February 5 has urged the Centre to initiate steps to make policy changes to make available sufficient quantity of coal for power plants situated in the state, Haryana Power Minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav said.

The state also asked the Centre to introduce a system of payments to coal companies based on the quality of coal tested at the receiving end to address financial loss to power generation utilities. Speaking at the annual conference of Power Ministers of states and UTs in Delhi, Yadav asked the Centre to deliberate on critical issues concerning the power sector.

Yadav sought policy changes in the power sector. Activities relating to the setting up of Unit-3 of 660 mw thermal power plant at Yamunanagar are held up due to want of coal allocation for the project. Yadav also urged the government to increase allocation of gas from 2.8 mmscmd to 7.5 mmscmd for a 750 mw unit of the proposed 1,500 mw gas-based power plant in Faridabad.

Yadav also requested the Environment and Forests Ministry to grant forest clearance for expeditious development of the Mara-II-Mahan Coal Block, which has been held up for some time.

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