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COAL SHORTAGE IN INDIA

COAL SHORTAGE IN INDIA

Context:

According to the data of “Central Electricity Authority of India”. India is facing a shortage of coal stocks across the thermal plants which might lead to a power crisis.

Highlights:

  • A total of 135 thermal plants used coal for power generation.
  • 106 or nearly 80% were either in the critical or supercritical stage.
  • These power plants had stocks for the next 6-7 days only.
  • As of now, 3 thermal power stations in Punjab, 13 in Maharashtra, 4 in Kerala are shut due to a shortage of coal.

The situation in Maharashtra:

  • With 13 thermal power plants shut in Maharashtra due to a shortage of coal, Maharashtra State Electricity Regulatory Commission (MSEDCL) appealed to citizens to use electricity sparingly during peak hours.

The situation in Kerala:

  • Kerala Electricity Minister K Krishnankutty said the state government may have to resort to load-shedding in case the shortage of power from the Central pool continues for a long time due to the non-availability of coal for thermal power plants.

The situation in Punjab:

  • 3 thermal power plants have been forced to shut down in Punjab and Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has requested the Centre to increase coal supply to the state.

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