The Coal Ministry on Sunday clarified that the country has sufficient reserves of coal to meet the requirement of power generating plants.
coal crisis in India; Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday said the Center was not ready to accept that there was a coal crisis and its policy of turning a blind eye to every problem could prove fatal for the country. “Union Minister RK Singh said today that there is no coal crisis and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should not have written a letter to the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) on this issue,” Sisodia said in a press conference. It is sad that the Union Cabinet Minister has taken such an irresponsible stand.Also Read – Government Allows Export Of Russian COVID Vaccine Sputnik Lite Made In India, Only Single Dose…
He said this clearly shows that the central government is making excuses to “run away” from the crisis. Sisodia said, “He did the same thing at a time when the country was suffering from lack of oxygen. He did not admit that there was such a crisis. Instead they try to prove the states wrong. Also Read – Before the qualifiers against Delhi, MS Dhoni said – the players took the responsibility of keeping all the departments in balance
Earlier, the Coal Ministry on Sunday clarified that the country has sufficient reserves of coal to meet the requirement of power generating plants. The ministry termed the apprehensions of power supply disruption due to shortage of coal as completely baseless. Earlier there were reports that due to shortage of coal, there could be a power crisis in the country. After this this statement of the ministry has come. Also Read – Coal Shortage-Power Crisis: Union Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi said – do not panic, there is no shortage of coal
“The Ministry of Coal assures that the country has sufficient reserves of coal to meet the requirement of power plants,” the ministry said in a statement. Because of this, the possibility of power crisis is completely wrong.
Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi tweeted, “Reviewed the status of production and supply of coal in the country. I want to assure everyone that there is no possibility of interruption in power supply. Coal India has 43 million tonnes of coal reserves at its headquarters, which is equivalent to 24 days’ coal demand.
The coal ministry said the power plants have coal reserves of about 7.2 million tonnes, which is enough for four days. Coal India has reserves of 400 lakh tonnes which are being supplied to power plants.
Coal-based power generation in the country has grown by 24 per cent till September this year. Production has increased due to better supply to power plants. Power plants require an average of 18.5 lakh tonnes of coal per day. The daily coal supply is around 17.5 lakh tonnes.