Stating that Telangana stage-I got environment clearance on January 20, the ED informed that power purchase agreement was signed with Telangana State Transco and coal linkage was also done. The plant requires 8.0 MTPA coal. Of that, they are going to get 4 MTPA from Singareni and remaining coal would be supplied by Mandakini Coal Block, Odisha and Western Coal Limited of Maharastra.
50 percent of the power generated in the country was based on coal and remaining depending on solar, hydal and other sources. The Union government is contemplating to bring enormous changes in the power sector and concentrating more on renewable energies.
Generation of 10,000 to 15,000 MW solar power in the next five years, uninterrupted power supply 24/7 and affordable power supply to the people were the mission of the Union government, he informed.