Karnataka in talks for two coal rakes from Singareni, CM Bommai

Amid reports of the coal shortage in Karnataka, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said he spoke to the Union Minister of Coal to secure two more coal rakes from the Singareni mines.

Bommai said on Wednesday: “The state received eight coal rakes last week and that number rose to 10 after I spoke with the Union Minister of Coal.”

He further clarified that the state will be able to be comfortably positioned in its electricity needs once it has three more coal rakes.

“Concerned state officials are in talks for two more coal rakes from Singareni. I had discussed this with the Union Minister of Coal and the Chief Minister of Telangana. The state government will make arrangements to recover the two rakes in two or three days, ”he added.

The Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs, Pralhad Joshi, welcomed the increase in the supply of coal to thermal power plants from all sources.

In a tweet, the minister said cumulative coal supplies, including that of Coal India Ltd, stood at over 2 million tonnes on Tuesday. Joshi also said that the shipment of coal to the power plants will be further increased to ensure sufficient stock with the power plants.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Karnataka State Congress Unit, DK Shivakumar, said he was collecting information about the shortage of coal and electricity in Karnataka. sell it to others.