News Brief | October 2015
Odisha to seek Baitarani West coal block for OTPCL
The Odisha Government plans to seek for allocation of Baitarani West coal block in favour of its PSU Odisha Thermal Power Corporation (OTPCL). OTPCL is a 50:50 JV between Odisha Mining Corporation and Odisha Hydro Power Corporation.
Initially, the state government had demanded allotment of Chhendipada and Chhendipada II coal blocks to OTPCL.
But since these coal blocks have already been earmarked for auctions, the Coal Ministry asked the state government to seek an alternative coal block.