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Coal India Ltd mines re-graded after complaints

PTI
Published : May 7, 2017, 1:18 pm IST
Updated : May 7, 2017, 1:18 pm IST

Complaints from power sector players, about the slippages in fuel grade, a top official has said.

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New Delhi: All mines of Coal India Ltd have been re-graded following complains from consumers, including power sector players, about the slippages in fuel grade, a top official has said.

"It is a deliberate policy to re-grade all the mines because I was getting a lot of complains about grade slippages from the consumers," Coal Secretary Susheel Kumar told PTI. "The minister was also getting a lot of complains.

 

We thought that it is good to have mines re-graded through a third party," he added. The re-grading of CIL mines was done this year by engaging four independent scientific bodies and the entire exercise was completed in two month, he said.

"As on April 1 we had re-graded all the mines and all the dispatch points of Coal India. Now the supplies are being made as per the re-graded mines and dispatch point," Kumar said.

Currently, third party sampling assessment is continuing but hopefully it would lose its value very soon, he added. Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal had said a few days ago that government's next target is to supply superior quality of coal to power producers to improve electricity generation and reduce pollution.

 

CIL, which accounts for over 80 per cent of domestic coal production, is targeting one billion tonne output by 2020.

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