Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday criticised the Centre for its coal block allocation policy and said private companies with such blocks are selling electricity at higher rates to state governments.

"It was expected that the private power players with allocated coal blocks would sell electricity to the state governments at an appropriate rate, but in reality the situation is different," Modi told reporters here.

State governments are the major power consumers of such companies, but the companies are selling electricity to states at much higher rates, he alleged.

The central policy of coal block allocation is responsible for the situation, he added.


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