There will be no electricity tension in winter, coal stock in power plant at record level
The supply of domestic coal to the power sector is 12 per cent higher than the same period last year. This is the highest coal supply to the power sector in the first seven months of any financial year.
There will be no electricity tension in winter
There will be no power shortage in winter this year. Actually near the country’s power plant coal The stock has reached a record high. According to the information given by the government, the coal storage with thermal power plants in the country has increased to 256 million tonnes by 31 October. The government said that this is the highest ever coal reserves in the month of October except for the Kovid year 2020-21. According to the government, in collaboration with the Ministry of Power and Railways, regular monitoring is done to ensure the supply of coal to the power sector.
12 percent more stock than last year
The supply of domestic coal to the power sector is 12 per cent higher than the same period last year. This is the highest coal supply to the power sector in the first seven months of any financial year. To increase the production and supply of coal, 141 new coal mines have been put up for auction recently, the Coal Ministry said in a statement.
The ministry is coordinating closely with the respective states and central ministries for the operation of the previously auctioned mines. According to the statement, the ministry is taking steps to increase rail connectivity to all major mines under PM-Gatishakti, so that coal can be extracted faster. The Coal Ministry is committed to ensure proper availability of coal to the power sector, the statement said.
power crisis in summer
This year many states had to face power crisis due to shortage of coal during the summer season. However, the Ministry of Coal had said that the power crisis was mainly due to sharp decline in power generation from various sources and not due to non-availability of domestic coal. This year, there was a sharp increase in temperature ahead of time. Due to which there was a jump in the demand for electricity from March-April. The situation worsened when the plants dependent on imported coal also came to a standstill due to a sharp jump in coal prices in foreign markets.