Deeply concerned over the delays in signing of the Fuel Supply Agreements (FSAs) between the coal companies and the power developers, the Ministry of Power had taken up the issue of ensuring coal supply to power plants with the Ministry of Coal. In this regard, the Ministry of Coal was requested to issue a directive to coal companies to ensure supply of coal to power units which have been commissioned or are likely to be commissioned this year. Accordingly, the Ministry of Coal has issued a directive to coal companies to supply coal to power plants commissioned till 31.03.2012 as well as those to be commissioned during 2012-13 through the MOU route as the FSAs are getting delayed. The coal to these power plants will be supplied for the quantities to be decided in consultation with the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) till the time FSAs for these plants are signed. With this directive, the commissioned plants would be able to generate power without facing disruption of coal supply.