Odisha MSMEs demand 0.1 mn tonne coal allotment
The Odisha state government has recommended the Coal India Limited (CIL) for allocation of 108,000 tonne of coal for MSME units in 2014-2015. After assessing the annual requirement of the MSMEs made by the National Small Industries Corporation, Bhubaneswar, the MSME department has recommended to CIL, to feed the coal consuming MSMEs.
Sources said that Fuel Supply Agreement with CIL
will be signed by April end, as reported by
Fagurma Marandi joint secretary of MSME
department who wrote to General Manager (sales and marketing), CIL
said, "Government have been pleased to nominate NSIC, a
Government of India
as the state nodal agency
for supply of coal to the coal consuming units of the state for the
financial year 2014 to 2015 and have accorded permission for
allocation of 108000 mt of coal to NSIC, Bhubaneswar for the
financial year 2014 to 2015."
NSIC has been effectively
handling the supply of coal to the MSME units in the state after
busting of a scam in this regard in 2010 regarding supply of coal at
concessional rate to bogus small scale industries.
In the last financial
year, NSIC was allocated 75000 tonnes of coals for distribution among
the coal-consuming MSMEs. a joint capacity assessment made by
concerned District Industries Centre and MSME Development Institute
under the Ministry of MSME (Micro,Small & Medium Enterprise),
Government of India calculates the coal requirement of a MSME unit
and then it is allocated.
DIC general manager recommends the
case to the specified state-nominated agency for distribution of fuel
with the approval of the district collector after the required unit
is determined. There are about 57 coal consuming units in the state
that includes refractories, casting units, chemical units, coal
briquettes, textile units etc.