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Government Committed to Ensure Affordable 24×7 Power for all Power Plants to be Provided with Adequate Coal Next Wave of Reforms in Power Sector to be Unleashed Soon

ACHIEVEMENTS IN 100 DAYS

7 Key Takeaways:

1. Coal-based electricity generation from June to August 2014 grew by a record 21% compared to corresponding period last year.

2.CIL has given an in-principle decision to purchase 250 additional rakes (for Rs. 5,000 crores) to evacuate more coal. Moreover, the government is expediting build-out of 3 critical railway lines in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha, which could potentially yield 60 million tons per annum by 2017-18and up to 200 million tons by 2021-22.

3. Automatic transfer of linkages is being allowed from old & inefficient plants (>25 year old p