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Power generation at NTPC’s Kaniha unit has affected due to coal crisis

Bhubaneswar:20/8/19:  Power generation at NTPC’s Kaniha unit has affected due to coal crisis.

The coal supply to Kaniha unit from Kaniha Open Cast Project (KOCP) of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has been stopped since August 18 due to a strike by villagers at mines end.

Notably, NTPC Talcher Kaniha generation was severally hit due to stoppage of coal supply for almost two weeks following an accident at Bharatpur Mines on July 23.

NTPC-Kaniha was severely affected leading to the shutdown of four units and generated about 600 MW with two remaining units relying on left out yard stock and railway coal receipts.

After the strike was called off from Talcher Coal Mines on August 7, the station started getting coal from Lingaraj Mines and Kaniha OCP and the situation improved partially. Still, the station is running in critical condition, as there is no buildup of coal in stockyard.

However, due to the ongoing strike at Kaniha OCP, coal availability situation has been severely affected and may lead to progressive shutdown of units, which will affect the power super supply to various states including Odisha.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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