Advertisement
Sunday, Nov 28, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Coal Crisis: PMO To Review Availability At Thermal Power Plants After Many States Reports Low Stocks

Home Minister Amit Shah conducted an hour-long meeting with coal minister Pralhad Joshi and power minister R K Singh on Monday about the coal availability for power plants.

Coal Crisis: PMO To Review Availability At Thermal Power Plants After Many States Reports Low Stocks
Coal Crisis: PMO To Review Availability At Thermal Power Plants After Many States Reports Low Stocks
outlookindia.com
2021-10-12T09:25:17+05:30

In a wake of the ongoing coal crisis in the country, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) will on Tuesday review coal positions at thermal power plants to check the adequate supply.

The PMO has swung into action after several states reported alarmingly low coal stocks and some resorted to load-shedding.

In the meanwhile, the coal and power ministries have assured that the situation would improve soon.

Home Minister Amit Shah conducted an hour-long meeting with coal minister Pralhad Joshi and power minister R K Singh on Monday about the coal availability for power plants and the ongoing electricity requirements, people privity to the matter told The Economic Times.

Coal India said supplies to power utilities have been ramped up to 1.51 million tonnes per day and are expected to increase further after Durga Puja ends on Friday.

A delayed monsoon that created roadblocks for mining, high power demand and record coal import prices rendering plants unviable have all contributed to the situation.

Power demand reached its peak of 172.41 GW on October 8

Accoridng to Times Now, the supply has been squeezed as demand rose. Peak power demand met, or the most electricity supplied in a day, touched 172.41 GW on October 8, the publication mentioned citing government data. This is expected to moderate as winter approaches and the weather cools.

Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh are resorting to load-shedding but expect the situation to improve in the next three days, according to officials. Tamil Nadu and Odisha said they have comfortable stock positions and do not face any crisis.

Delhi power minister Satyendar Jain said most plants supplying electricity to the National Capital are left with two to three days of coal stock. However, the Union power minister on Sunday slammed Tata Power Delhi Distribution for spreading panic by sending messages to consumers to use electricity judiciously from 2-6 pm

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Omicron: New Strain Of Coronavirus Escalates Need For Global Vaccine Sharing

Omicron: New Strain Of Coronavirus Escalates Need For Global Vaccine Sharing

'Despite the repeated warnings of health leaders, our failure to put vaccines into the arms of people in the developing world is now coming back to haunt us', wrote former British PM Gordon Brown.

Covid-19: Experts' Take On Omicron And Possibility Of Third Wave In India

Covid-19: Experts' Take On Omicron And Possibility Of Third Wave In India

Though the health experts and scientists in India have advised caution yet they feel that the current immune profile of the majority of the population in India makes them less vulnerable to Omicron as compared to any other country in the world.

1st Test: India Need 9 Wickets To Win Vs NZ On Final Day

1st Test: India Need 9 Wickets To Win Vs NZ On Final Day

From 51/5, half-centuries by Shreyas Iyer and Wriddhiman Saha helped India declare at 234/7. New Zealand (4/1) need 280 runs to win on Day 5 on Monday.

What Is Omicron: All You Need To Know About The New Coronavirus Strain

What Is Omicron: All You Need To Know About The New Coronavirus Strain

After the detrimental Delta variant which took the world by storm in the second wave of Covid-19, WHO recently declared ‘Omicron’ as the latest ‘variant of concern’ (VOC).

Advertisement