Govt admits coal shortage, asks power discoms to import

In Tamil Nadu, power demand shot up by 2383MW this summer. If TangedcoTamil Nadu General and Distribution Corporation an electrical power generation and distribution public sector undertaking that is owned by the Government of Tamil Nadu. It was formed on 1 November 2010 under section 131 of the Electricity Act of 2003,... More is to import five million tonnes of coal to meet the shortage, it would cost the state discom around $5,000, said officials.

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