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Govt banks on coal to power nation in summer; peak demand may cross 265 Gw

The government is expecting a major share of the load to fall on coal-based power to meet demand and is boosting coal supply at all ends

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Shreya Jai New Delhi

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The heat is already on for India’s power grid and its managers to plan for optimum supply, as the summer inches closer with gloomy projections of extreme heat wave and record electricity demand. The government is expecting a major share of the load to fall on coal-based power to meet demand and is boosting coal supply at all ends.

Senior officials said the coal requirement submitted by the power ministry is 875 million tonnes (MT) for the current financial year, and the coal ministry has agreed to it. This translates into national miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) supplying this amount of

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First Published: Mar 10 2024 | 11:30 PM IST

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