Panel for extentation of short-term coal linkages again
Short-term coal linkages to end-use plants in sectors such as power, whose coal blocks were cancelled by the Supreme Court, should be further extended to June-end, an inter-ministerial panel has recommended. The Standing Linkage Committee (Long-Term) has recently recommended that “the supply of coal to those units who were getting supplies on tapering basis on the date of Supreme Court judgement ... should continue to get supplies at the same level of quantity till June 30, 2015, since these are running plants,” said that minutes of the meeting. However, it said, in case supply of coal starts from schedule II blocks (producing) allocated to fresh allocatees in the current auction process, “this dispensation shall cease in respect of the units linked to such coal blocks.” The Committee recommended that the decision should apply to all the sectors. Tapering Linkage is the short-term linkage provided to those consumers who have been allocated captive coal blocks for meeting their fuel requirements.