We're receiving third-grade coal, Damodar Valley Corp tells Coal India Ltd.

Last Modified: Mon Jan 16 2017 18:38:53 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 20 million tonnes
    Amount of coal sourced by Damodar Valley Corporation Ltd. annually from Coal India Ltd.'s subsidiaries Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL), Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL), Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) and Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL).
  • 78%
    of test results conducted by Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR) have reported grade slippage -- with shale and stones found in the coal, according to an official from DVC. Substandard supplies have been causing it huge losses.
  • Rs. 0.50 per unit
    Negative impact of poor coal quality on cost of power from DVC in Nov 2016 (and slightly improved to Rs. 0.36 per unit in Dec 2016).