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Contents [hide]
Exercise Pitch
Black 2018 1 To make coal available to all the Thermal 
Power Plants of the country
Laboratory for 1.1 SHAKTI – Scheme for Harnessing and
the Conservation Allocating Koyala Transparently in India –
of Endangered Objectives

Species 1.1.1 SHAKTI – Scheme for Harnessing
(LaCONES) and Allocating Koyala Transparently in
India – Background: 
Aeolus
1.1.2 Salient Features of SHAKTI:
Unnat Bharat 1.1.3 Related
Abhiyan 2.0
TOPICS
Important To make coal available
Coastal and
Marine to all the Thermal Select Category

Biodiversity
Areas (ICMBAs) Power Plants of the IMPORTANT POST

PARIVESH country Bharatmala Pariyojana


September 23, 2018
SHAKTI (Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating
Koyala Transparently in India) is a policy designated Exercise IOWave18
by the Union Government for the allocation of coal September 12, 2018
among thermal power plants in a transparent and
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objective manner.
Technology,
Observations, Resources
SHAKTI – Scheme for Modelling and Science
Harnessing and Allocating (O-SMART)
August 30, 2018
Koyala Transparently in
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India – Objectives August 29, 2018

To make coal available to all the Thermal Power Exercise Pitch Black
Plants of the country in a transparent and objective 2018
AGRICULTURE
manner and at the same time ensure that the August 25, 2018

benefits of linkage coal are transferred to the end


Zebu Laboratory for the
consumers.
Cattle Conservation of
 August Endangered Species
Allocation of linkages (buying coal from a mine
30, 2017
 0
closer to the power plant) for power sector shall be (LaCONES)
August 25, 2018
based on auction of linkages or through Power
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bidding of tariffs except for the State and the Central Unnat Bharat Abhiyan
National Power Generating companies. 2.0
goal of
August 15, 2018
300
The Companies which do not have coal linkages at
million
ton milk present, would benefit immensely from the new Important Coastal and
producti policy as they would get domestic fuel supplies at Marine Biodiversity
on competitive rates through auction. With this policy, Areas (ICMBAs)
 August August 15, 2018
the Government also aims to reduce dependence on
18, 2017
imported coal.
 0 PARIVESH
August 13, 2018
As regards the initiatives for rationalization of coal
Informati linkages, it is estimated that during 2014-15 to 2016-
on 17, the source rationalisation of coal linkages has
Network resulted in estimated saving of Rs. 3000 crore per
for
annum on transportation cost to the power utilities.
Animal
Producti
vity & SHAKTI – Scheme for Harnessing
Health
(INAPH)
and Allocating Koyala
 August Transparently in India –
18, 2017 Background:
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Coal linkage to the power sector is governed by


provisions of the New Coal Distribution Policy
Gokul
Grams – (NCDP), 2007.
Integrate ARCHIVES
d Under the NCDP, a system of issuance of Letter of
Indigeno Assurance (LoA) was introduced wherein requests
us Cattle Select Month
for Linkage/LoA are forwarded to Ministry of Power
Centres
 August 3,
for its recommendations.
2017  DAILY UPDATES
0 These recommendations are placed before the
Standing Linkage Committee (SLC) (Long Term)
MAY 2019
which authorizes issue of LoAs.
Rashtriy M T W T
a Gokul
Till 2010, Coal India Limited (CIL) had issued LoAs
Mission 1 2
for approximately 1,08,000 MW capacity and no new
 August 3,
2017  LoAs were issued thereafter due to the prevailing 6 7 8 9
0 scarcity scenario.
13 14 15 16

In a decision taken on 21 June 2013, the Cabinet 20 21 22 23


Committee on Economic Affairs directed CIL to sign
27 28 29 30
Fuel Supply Agreements (FSAs) with Thermal
Power Projects of about 78,000 MW capacity. The « Sep
SCIENCE &
coal availability scenario has, now, emerged from
TECHNOLOGY
scarcity to adequacy.
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X-ray In this adequate coal availability scenario, the


laser present policy proposes a new linkage allocation
 May 5,
policy based on transparent and objective criteria for
2017 
the optimal utilization of the natural resources. ECOLOGY &
0
ENVIRONMENT

Salient Features of SHAKTI:


Scientist Laborato
s create ry for the
1) New and more transparent auction-based coal
two Conserv
linkage policy. ation of
brand
new Endange
magnetic 2) Thermal Power Plants (TPP) having Letter of red
materials Assurances shall be eligible to sign Fuel Supply Species
(LaCONE
 April 18, Agreement after ensuring that the plants are
2017 
S)
commissioned, respective milestones (like achieving
0  August
financial closure, obtaining clearances etc.) met, all 25, 2018
specified conditions of the Letter of Assurances  0

Geo fulfilled within specified time frame and where


Tagging nothing adverse is detected against the Letter of
Importan
 April 5, Assurances holders.
2017 
t Coastal
0 and
3) Thermal Power Plants (part of 78000 MW) that Marine
could not be commissioned by Financial Year 2015 Biodiver
shall now be eligible for coal drawl if the plants are sity
Graphen Areas
e-based commissioned before Financial Year 2022.
(ICMBAs
sieve )
turns 4) The allocation of linkages for power sector shall  August
seawater be based on auction of linkages or through Power 15, 2018
into
Purchase Agreement (PPA) based on competitive  0
drinking
water bidding of tariffs. Exception :
 April 5,
2017  (i) State and the Central Power Generating PARIVES
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companies – done by Ministry of Power and
 August
13, 2018
(ii) Exceptions provided in Tariff Policy, 2016  0
Tagged
cuckoos
complete 5) Coal drawl will be permitted against valid Long
journey Term Power Purchase Agreements and to be Biodiver
 May 6, concluded Medium Term Power Purchase sity
2012 
Heritage
Agreements.
0 Sites
 August 9,
6) The approved framework ensures that all projects 2018 
with linkages are supplied coal as per their 0

HEALTH & FAMILY entitlement. This will ensure the rights of coal
WELFARE supplies for Fuel Supply Agreement holders and
signing of Fuel Supply Agreement with Letter of Conserv
ation
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7) SHAKTI has been envisaged to make optimal 0

allocation of the natural resource across power


units.
ART & CULTURE
8) Future coal linkage will be granted as per the
following:
Nipah World
virus Heritage
The Independent Power Producers (IPPs) Sites in
 May 21,
2018  with Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) India
0 (based on domestic coal) participating in the  July 3,

auction will bid for discounts on the existing 2018 


0
tariff and this would be adjusted from the
MAA-
gross amount at the time of billing;
Mother’s
Absolute The Independent Power Producers (IPPs) Ek
Affection with Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) Bharat
 August (based on imported coal) shall be made Shreshth
30, 2017 a Bharat
available through a transparent bidding
 0  July 11,
process; The Independent Power Producers 2017 
(IPPs) without Power Purchase Agreements 0

National shall be on the basis of auction where bidding


Health for linkage shall be done over the notified
Mission price of the coal company; Ahmeda
 August bad a
27, 2017 Linkages will be earmarked to States where UNESCO
 0 any linkage quantity unutilized for two years ’s World
lapses. State may indicate the earmarked Heritage
Property
linkages to the power distribution companies;
Intensifie  July 10,

d Linkages, for full normative quantity, will be 2017 


granted for setting up Ultra Mega Power 0
Mission
Indradha Plants.
nush
 August 9) The new policy prescribes direct linkage Program
21, 2017 mes to
allocation to public-sector plants and reverse Promote
 0
auction for supply of coal linkages to private players; Local
it also integrates fuel linkage to the tariff-based Dialects
competitive bidding for long term power purchase by  March
27, 2017
distribution companies with a view to ensuring that
 0
firms with fuel supplies are not deprived of Power
Purchase Agreements and vice versa.
INTANGI
10) Policy directions will be issued by the Ministry of BLE
Coal and Ministry of Power and will be implemented CULTUR
by Coal India Limited/Singareni Collieries AL
HERITAG
Company Limited and different power entities of the
E (ICH)
State and Central Government. OF INDIA
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