Question: Which state becomes First to Implement Coal Utilisation Between Power Units?
Answer and Explanation
Answer: D. Gujarat
Explanation: Gujarat has become the first state in India to come up with the policy of coal utilization between power units based on fuel-efficiency. During August 2017, the Gujarat Government issued a tender for power developers to receive cheap coal marked for the state in return for selling coal-based power at less than Rs 2.82 a unit. Through the auction, Gujarat will transfer the coal allocated to power generating stations owned by Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL) to more fuel-efficient private power plants. The reverse auction would be held in September 2017 for procuring 1,000 megawatt (Mw) of power. The successful power plant would be selling electricity to the state from 1 October 2017 to 30 June 2018.