No shortage of coal, stock available equal to one month’s consumption of the country: Coal Minister
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Coal Minister said through tweet that 725 million tonnes of coal is present in different sources including Coal India. At the same time, 22 million tonnes of coal is present with the thermal power plant, according to them this stock of coal is equal to the requirement of one month of the country.
in country coal ,CoalThe government today said that there is no shortage of coal in the country. Can meet the requirement of one month. He said that the power plant (Power PlantThe supply of coal is being increased continuously. Recently, organizations related to the power sector had talked about the shortage of coal in the country. At the same time, there were reports that more than half of the power plants in the country have much less coal stock than the requirement and this has led to severe power crisis in the country.Electricity Crisis) is suspected. However, the Coal Minister said today that it is not likely.
More than 70 million tonnes of coal available in the country
Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said through a tweet that 725 million tonnes of coal is present in different sources including Coal India. At the same time, 22 million tonnes of coal is present with the thermal power plant. On the other hand, the Ministry of Coal informed that the production of coal in the country is increasing continuously. In the last financial year, coal production during a year increased by more than 8 percent to cross 77 million tonnes. At the same time, the production of Coal India has increased by more than 4 percent and has crossed 62 million tonnes. According to the information received earlier, this year the temperature has increased very rapidly in the summer, due to which the consumption of electricity has increased. And there was a shortage of coal in the power plant. However, with the increase in the number of rakes by the Ministry of Railways by 20 percent, there is hope for improvement in the supply of coal. The government has clearly said that there will be no shortage of electricity due to coal.
Why did the talk of power shortage arise?
In fact, in the first 15 days of April 2022, the demand for domestic electricity had reached a record level. At the same time, the All India Power Engineers Federation had warned of power crisis in 12 states of the country due to the shortage of coal in the power plant. With this, the stock of coal in about 100 power stations of the country has come down in the severe category as per the rules. At present, the problem before the government is to transport coal to the power plant. In fact, the lack of railway rakes has affected the supply of coal. For this reason, there is a possibility of power shortage in places across the country.