K M Dayashankar
PEDDAPALLI: In order to encourage the consumption of Singareni coal by various industries as part of Atma Nirbhar Bharath, the management of Singareni Collieries Company Limited has urged the non-regulated industries to “say no to foreign coal and yes to Singareni coal”.
Accordingly, Singareni general manager (marketing) K Ravishankar had conducted a video conference with about 40 Sponge iron entrepreneurs of Bellari and Hospet in Karnataka state from Singareni Bhavan in Hyderabad on Monday. On this occasion, he said that the Singareni management had decided to sell 2 million tonnes of coal to the non-regulated companies through e-linkage as per the notified prices.
He said that they were selling the coal in a transparent manner through central government norms of the auction of linkage (AOL) and added that through this system they had conducted auction six times and sold about 10.8 million tonnes of coal to cement, captive power stations, sponge iron, paper, pharma drug and other industries through e-linkage.
For the seventh time, the Singareni was conducting the e-auction to sell 2 million tonnes of coal. Accordingly, the management had empowered the Sponge iron industries of the Karnakata state about the quality of Singareni coal such as G-5 grade quality and discourage them from using the foreign coal.
The Singareni officials had clarified various doubts raised by the Sponge iron companies and enlightened about the benefits of the use of the Singareni coal. General manager (coordination) K Suryanarayana, Ed (coal movement) Allwyn, DGMs SV Rajashekhar Rao, T Srinivas, M Venkateshwarlu, S Sanjay and others were also present.