‘Soon to pay the dues of Coal India and power generating companies’, the Center wrote a letter to the state governments

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The central government has warned the state governments about the ever-increasing dues of Coal India and power generating companies. Advice has been given regarding delay in payment of coal and electricity bills.

New Delhi:

The central government has warned the state governments about the ever-increasing dues of Coal India and power generating companies. Advice has been given regarding delay in payment of coal and electricity bills. On behalf of the Central Government, Power Secretary Alok Kumar has sent separate letters to the governments of Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. The power secretary asked the state chief secretaries to ask the state utility to clear the dues of power companies and coal companies.

Failure to do so may have a serious adverse impact on the power supply in their states. Non-payment of dues is not only causing supply problems in power generation, but it is also affecting new investments in this sector. It is worth noting that all these states owe crores of rupees to the power companies and Coal India. Uttar Pradesh owes Rs 9,372.49 crore to power companies and Rs 319.82 crore to Coal India.

Similarly, Tamil Nadu Rs 20,842.53 crore and Rs 729.60 crore, Maharashtra Rs 18,014.54 crore and Rs 2573.19 crore, Rajasthan Rs 11,176.38 crore and Rs 307.86 crore, Madhya Pradesh Rs 5,030.19 crore and Rs 256.04 crore and J&K power companies. 7,275.12 crore dues.

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