Maharashtra´s water usage regulations hit coal production
Maharashtra government´s regulation on industrial water usage has impacted coal production in the country, as explosives are in short supply. India´s largest miner CIL is reportedly producing at least 10 per cent below potential for the past one week. CIL alone accounts for over 70 per cent of the total 7 lakh tonne explosives consumed in the country, annually.
Fuel supplies, however, remain unaffected as CIL built huge pithead inventory on year-end production rush. Also, power plants are flushed with 26 days inventory, higher than the normative requirement of 21 days. According to the Central Electricity Authority, not a single power station is suffering from critical coal stock.
Contact: Central Electricity Authority