Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakash Bapu Patil on Monday said that there is a proposal to engage an independent third party sampling agency for sampling and analysis of coal in view of general demand from the Public Sector Undertakings / Power Generating Companies after the introduction of Gross Calorific Value (GCV).
In a written reply in Rajya Sabha today, he said that there is a provision in Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA) between the coal supplying company and powerhouses for joint sampling at the loading ends.
"As per Fuel Supply Agreement, supply of coal to Power Stations is made under joint sampling and analysis at loading ends and payment of coal by the Power Stations is made as per analyzed grade. Besides, provisions are also stipulated in the FSA for compensation of stones (+250mm size), jointly measured at the powerhouse end every month. These provisions are part of FSA which was duly agreed / accepted and signed by the coal companies and the consumers including NTPC," he added. (ANI)