Bhubaneswar: The crisis faced by Nalco at its Angul plant is due to its own failure, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) alleged today.

New Delhi The Supreme Court on Monday asked Mahanadi Coalfields to supply 2,84,750 tonne of coal to Jindal Stainless’ 1.6 million tonne-integerated stainless steel plant in Orissa.

A Bench, headed by Justice KS Radhakrishnan, continued its earlier order asking the Mahanadi Coalfields' to supply 25% of the agreed quantity, as per the coal supply agreement of February 2009, to Jindal Stainless’ plant till the disposal of the petition filed by the Ratan Jindal's firm before the Orissa High Court. JSL's entitlement under the February 2009 contract was 11,39,000 metric tonne per annum.

The state energy department has lashed out at Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a Coal India subsidiary, over inferior and inconsistent coal supplies to Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC), the

Odisha and Kerala are set to tie up for setting up a 1,000 MW pit-head coal-fired power plant close to the Baitarani west coal block under Talcher coalfields in Angul district. The power project is estimated to cost Rs 4,500 - Rs 5000 crore.

The Baitarani west coal block with reserve of 600 million tonnes has been jointly allocated to Odisha Hydro Power Corporation (OHPC), Gujarat Power Corporation (GPC) and Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB).

As the CBI continues to probe into the captive coal block allotment scam, Orissa forest department has recommended that nine coal mines of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited be closed for operating withou

ANGUL: In a bid to curb frequent strikes in Talcher coalfields, the State Government on Sunday invoked Orissa Essential Service (Maintenance) Act (OESMA) in the coalfield area for six months.

ANGUL: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, often accused of low supply of coal, is now facing problems in stocking coal which is accumulating at its railway sidings in Talcher Coalfields.

With unavailability of coal posing hurdle to 1320 Mw expansion plan of Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC), the only state-owned thermal power generator, the state government has sought interim coal linkage from Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) from its Basundhara group of mines.

The government has requested MCL to provide interim coal requirement to the tune of 16 million tonnes to OPGC to feed two new units of 660 Mw each over a period of three years from the Basundhara group of mines beginning from the later part of 2016-17, when the expansion project is expected to go on stream.

Even as the State and country are reeling under acute power shortage, the 3,000 MW NTPC-Kaniha power plant has regulated its power generation due to less supply of coal.

At a time when the whole country including Odisha is reeling under acute power shortage, the 3000 Mw power plant of National thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) at Kaniha, the second largest power station in India, is forced to regulate generation due to less supply of coal.

According to sources, the power plant is in supercritical state having a coal stock for one day only as against the normal 15 days stock. There were 3.5 million tonnes of coal at its stock yard on April 1. But due to short supply of coal from Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL), the stock has depleted to a level of just “hand to mouth”, forcing the company to slash generation from its six 500 Mw units.