Coal production, supply from Talcher continues to suffers on 7th day

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Sambalpur: Stoppage of coal production and supply continued at Talcher Coalfields of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) on seventh day today, following Bharatpur Open Cast Project (OCP) accident on the night of 23rd July 2019.
Talcher coalfields, producing in an average of 2.1 lakh tonne coal per day during this rainy season, came to grinding halt from evening of 24th July 2019.
While total loss of production and despatch of coal due to work stoppage is estimated over 12 lakh tonne, the quantum loss to the company till today has been estimated at Rs. 128.32 crore and total loss to the State & Central Exchequer is estimated to be around Rs 83.06 crore.
NTPC Kaniha has reportedly shut three of its units due to shortage of coal, while NALCO is also facing fuel crisis at its plant.
MCL is diverting two rakes of coal from Ib Valley Coalfields to NTPC, Kaniha, efforts have also been made to divert one rake coal from Basundhara Area under Ib Valley Coalfields to NALCO, for which the aluminium company has been requested to arrange the rake from Railways.

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