Coal Crisis: Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Tuesday that the government is making every effort to meet the coal demand of power producers (Genco).
Coal Crisis: Union Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi (Pralhad Joshi) The government on Tuesday said that the government is making every effort to meet the coal demand of the power producers (Genco). He said that the coal supply is currently 19.5 lakh tonnes per day, which is being increased to 20 lakh tonnes per day. The minister said, ‘We in the coal ministry are trying to meet the demand for this fuel. The supply on Monday stood at 19.5 lakh tonnes. Of this, 16 lakh tonnes of coal was sent by Coal India and the rest by Singraeli Collieries Company. Altogether 19.5 lakh tonnes were supplied.Also Read – RBI Rate Hike: RBI may increase interest rates from first quarter of 2022: Report
Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi has said that Coal India currently has 22 days of stock and the supply is increasing. The Coal Minister said that we want to assure the whole country that coal will be made available as per the need. Also Read – Coal Crisis: Will there be power failure in UP too? CM Yogi gave these instructions to the officers
This statement of the Coal Minister has come at a time when the country’s power plants are facing coal crisis. Joshi said, ‘I think this is the highest supply in the history of the country. I assure you that it will continue. Joshi said in the program organized on the sidelines of the third phase auction of commercial coal mining, “We will try to reach the supply of 2 million tonnes on or before 2020-21 October.” This will also be a record. The minister assured all the stakeholders of adequate supply of coal. Also Read – Coal Shortage in India: What is Coal Crisis? What are the 5 big reasons for the power crisis in the country, EXPLAINED | Watch Video
#WATCH I do not want to name any state but from January to June we were requesting the states to increase the stock a little. In June, we were also requested by many states to send us coal votes: Union Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi pic.twitter.com/1FtEry45uL
— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) October 12, 2021
He said, ‘I assure all the stakeholders and the people of the country that whatever coal is required for power generation, the Ministry of Coal will provide it.’ He said that with the return of monsoon, now the coal supply will improve further. Joshi said, ‘At present, Coal India has 22 days’ stock. You know that the monsoon is returning. In such a situation, the supply will improve further. Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi has said that Coal India currently has 22 days of stock and the supply is increasing.
The minister said that the next 30-40 years are definitely the future of coal. He said that this is the opportune time for the third phase auction of coal blocks. Discussions are going on all over the world and in some parts of India regarding the future of coal. Coal Secretary AK Jain also said that this is the opportune time for the third phase auction for commercial mining of coal. He said that at present discussions are going on in the country regarding the supply of coal. ‘At the same time there is demand for coal.’