Govt launches PRAKASH Portal for tracking coal supply to power plants

The PRAKASH portal will help all the stakeholders to monitor coal supply right from coal mines to transportation.

Created On: Oct 5, 2019 09:54 IST
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Union Minister of Power (Independent Charge) Raj Kumar Singh and Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi jointly launched 'PRAKASH - Power Rail Koyla Availability through Supply Harmony’ Portal. It was launched for better coordination among the Indian Railways, ministries of power and coal for coal supply to power plants.

The PRAKASH portal will help all the stakeholders to monitor coal supply right from coal mines to transportation. Government is expecting that this project will ensure adequate availability of coal supply at thermal power plants.

The portal was developed because it was observed that several issues were there like scattered information, lack of coordination among various organizations, data was not coming on time etc. All these problems were creating difficulties in decision making.

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About PRAKASH Portal

• The PRAKASH (Power Rail Koyla Availability through Supply Harmony’ Portal) has been developed by NTPC.
• All the reports in this portal are available in PDF and Excel format.
• Reports like daily power plant status, plant exception report, coal dispatch report and periodic power plant status will be available in this portal.
• All the reports can also be represented graphically in this portal.

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 Importance of PRAKASH Portal

• This portal is designed for mapping the coal supply chain for power plants.
• PRAKASH portal will provide information about coal stocks in the mine, the quantity of coal and availability of coal in the power station.
• Proper availability of coal will be ensured and the report can be used for the betterment in thermal power plants.

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