Staring at power crisis, CM sends SOS to PM for swift coal bailout
POINTING out that the coal stock in the State has reached a critically low level, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct authorities concerned, both in the ministries of coal and railways, to ensure a supply of 72,000 tonnes of coal per day to Tamil Nadu at the earliest.
In a letter to the PM, Palaniswami said, “The coal stock in the State has reached critically low level due to less receipt from coal companies. At present, the thermal power stations of the Tamil Nadu government power utility (TANG-EDCO), have a stock sufficient only for three days.”
He also said that on an average, 72,000 tonnes (at least 20 rakes) of coal were required per day to maintain continuous generation in power plants of TANGEDCO daily.
IN recognition of their outstanding service, 128 persons from different fields have been selected for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Anna Medal.
A total of 100 police personnel from the rank of SP to the rank of Grade-I police constables, 10 Fire and Rescue Service personnel, 10 prison service personnel, five Home Guards, 2 Additional Superintendents of Police from the fingerprint science unit, and 1 Deputy Director from Forensic Sciences Department have been awarded the medal. The medal will be presented by the CM at a ceremonial medal parade.