ANGUL: Power generation at the 3000-MW NTPC power plant at Kaniha has been hit due to coal crisis even as Mahanadi Coalfields Limited claimed to have supplied 99 per cent of coal demand of the plant in the current month.

The power plant, second biggest in India, provides power to 17 states, including four southern states.

ANGUL: After Nalco decided to import coal to bridge the shortfall, the depeeneing coal crisis led to shutdown of a 120 MW unit at its power plant here. Aluminium production at the smelter has also been curtailed due to the precipitating crisis.

ANGUL: Despite having a comfortable coal stock, the National Aluminium Company (Nalco) has decided to import coal to tide over its shortage in the wake of more coal demand for its 860 MW captive power plant here.

BHUBANESWAR: The unrelenting heatwave conditions have piled insurmountable suffering on the hapless citizens of Orissa. To heap more misery long power cuts and low voltage have become the order of the day.

DHENKANAL: Locals and people

ANGUL: The public consultation meeting of the Essar Power Limited, for its proposed 2,000 MW power plant in the area, evoked mixed responses from the people who would be affected by the project. The meeting was held here today near Paranga village.

ANGUL: Coal supply to Nalco power plant here from the Talcher coalfield has been enhanced against the daily linkage demand of 14,000 tonne enabling Nalco to build a comfortable stock.

ANGUL: The much-hyped Rajiv Gandhi Vidyut Karan Yojana (RGGVY) in Angul district has made little progress so far even as the deadline for completion of the project is nearing end. The Central programme was started in the distict in March 2007 and at present, only 80 of the targeted 1,625 villages have been electrified.