Digital Desk, New Delhi. There is a constant problem of shortage of coal in the country. On one hand, the central government is claiming that there will be no shortage of coal, while on the other hand, a message is coming about power cuts in the state that many plants have been closed due to lack of coal. The news is coming that 8 power plants have been closed due to shortage of coal in UP. Power generating companies used to have coal reserves of 17 days, which has come down to 4 days. Let us tell you that like UP, the problem of coal on power supply is clearly visible, but no one is ready to accept this fact. Barauni Thermal Power Plant in Begusarai, where power is being supplied for 12 to 14 hours due to lack of production, but Punjab and Maharashtra are claiming more problems. Because about 20 power in these states have been shut down. Here is the festive season. First Dussehra and then Diwali is about to come, on the other hand the assembly elections are about to come in UP. About which the UP government is serious because it does not want to give any opportunity to the opposition to make an issue in the elections. On the other hand, the central government is continuously giving assurance that there will be no shortage of coal.
coal crisis in these states
Let us tell you that the problem of load shedding is looming large in these states. In this, there are 3 plants in Haryana and Maharashtra, where there is no coal for a single day in stock. Similarly, there is one plant each in Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Bihar where one day’s stock is left. At the same time, there is such a situation in 2 plants of West Bengal.
coal left for a few days
72 power plants have only 3 days of coal left
50 power plants have 4 to 10 days stock left
30 Plant has only 1 day of coal left
18 Plant has only 2 days of coal left
16 The plant does not have coal stock for a single day
While according to the rules, all power plants have to keep coal reserves for at least 20 days, let us tell you that 70 percent of the country’s electricity is generated from coal-fired power plants. Now ignoring the central government can be heavy.
have to be ignored
Let us tell you that in the midst of such a big crisis, the question is now arising whether the central government is ignoring the reality of the coal crisis? Because it is clear from the situation so far that ignoring the crisis can also be overwhelming. At the same time, Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi says that we have continued our supply, even despite the arrears, we are continuing to supply. We are also requesting them to increase the stock from the states, there will be no shortage of coal.