Serious quality issues with coal supplied by South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL)

Last Modified: Fri Apr 28 2017 02:24:30 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 09 Sep 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
    Period of quality checks by CSIR-CIMFR which functions as a third party agency. The agency samples all rakes loaded and dispatched from SECL. SECL is Coal India Limited's largest subsidiary.
  • 513
    samples tested during this period.
  • 90%
    of samples found to be deviating from the declared grade.
  • 55
    complaints received by SECL from power generation companies - including Jindal Power Limited (JPL), NTPC Ltd and GMR Warora Energy Limited (GWEL) - regarding poor quality of coal supply between April 2016 and September 2016.
  • 13
    complaints lodged by Mahagenco. Issues were related to coal supply from areas such as Kusmunda, Gevra, Raigarh and Bishrampur.
  • 7
    complaints filed by Jindal Power Limited for coal supplied from Raigarh area.