News Brief | November 2013
Private power companies violate coal block norms
The Union Ministry of Power (MoP) has found out that many private power companies were violating the terms and conditions of coal block allocation. These companies had been allocated coal blocks as they had submitted that they planned to set up power plants and sell power to distribution companies. MoP had directed them in June 2012 to participate in tenders floated by the discoms for long term power purchase. However, MoP has discovered that some of these companies are not complying with this directive.