Power generation of the three thermal power stations was 2330 mw, NLC Chairman-cum-Managing Director B Surender Mohan said on Thursday. The total capacity is 2490 mw.

Two 150 mw thermal units of the first thermal station have been taken for overhaul and repair works.

All the three lignite mines at Neyveli were producing lignite as per target, he said, adding, surplus lignite has been stocked in the stocking yard for emergency needs.

AITUC Trade Union District Secretary, M Sekar, said over 10,000 contract workers have begun an indefinite strike since the last night shift to press their charter of demands, including service regularization of contract workers.

NLC said the unions' demand that all long serving contract workmen be regularized as NLC employees immediately was contrary to the 12(3) settlements dated October 30, 2010 and June 3, 2012 entered into by the Contract Workmen Unions and also does not flow from the Supreme Court order under reference.

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