NLC keen to offset shortfall in output

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on December 07, 2015

One of the lignite mines of Neyveli Lignite Corporation. - Photo: T.Singaravelou

Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) has taken all necessary steps to make up for the shortfall in production and power generation, as the mining activities take a hit following excessive rainfall.

Neyveli region received a rainfall of around 408 mm in 8 hours on November 9, 2015, the highest since the inception of the company in 1956.

There has been almost persistent rain since November 8, resulting in flooding of mines and suspension of mining operations and lower power generation, NLC said in a filing to the BSE today.

“However, maximum possible power generation has been taken up. Necessary action has been taken to make up for the shortfall in production and power generation to the extent possible”, it said.

The power generation in thermal power station in Barsingsar, Rajasthan and in Tuticorin power project of NLC Tamil Nadu Power Ltd are operating as usual, it said.

Published on December 07, 2015
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