Many states, including Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab, have appealed to the central government for help, raising the issue of power crisis due to shortage of coal. Along with this, an appeal has also been made to the citizens of the state to save electricity.
- Big meeting chaired by Home Minister
- Discussion on the current power crisis in the country
- Coal and Energy Minister also present
New Delhi: A big meeting was held under the chairmanship of Amit Shah of the Union Home Minister regarding the power crisis in many states of the country. Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi, Energy Minister RK Singh and senior NTPC officials were present in this meeting, which lasted for about one and a half hours. Detailed information about the current situation and coal reserves has been provided to the Home Minister by the officials.
In this meeting convened by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministers of Coal and Energy presented the report of mining of coal from the generation of electricity. Apart from this, information about the situation has also been given by the secretaries of both the ministries.
- Power crisis in many states!
Many states, including Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab, have appealed to the central government for help, raising the issue of power crisis due to shortage of coal. Along with this, an appeal has also been made to the citizens of the state to save electricity. However, it has been clearly said by the Center that the country has sufficient reserves of coal and the possibility of power crisis is not true..
The Coal Ministry on Sunday clearly said that the country has enough coal reserves to meet the requirement of power generating plants. The ministry has completely ruled out the possibility of disruption in power supply due to shortage of coal. Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had raised the issue of power crisis by writing a letter to PM Narendra Modi.
- No shortage of coal: Center
After this, the Coal Ministry said on Sunday that the power plants have coal reserves of about 72 lakh 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.