Report of the High Level Empowered Committee to address the issues of stressed thermal power projects

The High-Level Empowered Committee (HLEC) set up under the chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary to provide long-term solutions for stressed assets in the power sector has suggested pit-stop measures to address immediate issues. The committee has only laid the onus of solving most of the problems on the state-owned power distribution companies (discoms), and hasn’t directed them to improve. One major issue the committee has deeply dwelt on and for which it has suggested several measures is coal supply. It has also entrusted state-owned NTPC Ltd to assist units that are stressed due to lack of coal.

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