State PSU to challenge de-allocation of Baitarani west coal block

The Odisha Hydro Power Corporation ( OHPC) is set to file a petition in the Odisha High Court, challenging the order of the Ministry of Coal on de-allocation and invocation of 50 per cent bank guarantee in respect of Baitarani west coal block. The coal block was jointly allocated to OHPC and two PSUs of other states – Gujarat Power Corporation Ltd (GPCL) and Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB).