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Bhubaneswar, Dec 2 :

Coal supply at the Talcher Super Thermal Power Station (TSTPS) in Odisha has improved, after disruption on account of protests by local people claiming they were denied jobs, officials said Monday.

NTPC, Kaniha
NTPC, Kaniha

The TSTPS is a unit of state-run power producer National Thermal Power Corporation.

The TSTPS, also known as NTPC-Kaniha power station, has six 500 MW units near Talcher in the district of Angul, about 180 km from state capital Bhubaneswar.

It requires 55,000 tonnes of coal each day to function at full capacity.

The power plant scaled down output by 50 percent Nov 29, after the law and order situation caused operations at the seven Talcher coal fields of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a unit of state-run Coal India, to come to a grinding halt.  (IANS)

“The coal situation has improved slightly. We have received about 40,000 tonnes of coal Sunday,” a senior TSTPS official told IANS.