The demand for electricity has increased rapidly all over the world including India. Meanwhile, it is being said that there may be a power crisis in the country. Some reasons have also been given by the Ministry of Power regarding the shortage of electricity. On behalf of the ministry, it has been said that due to the improvement in the economy, the demand for electricity has suddenly increased. Apart from this, it has been said from the ministry that in the month of September, there has been a lot of rain in the coal mine areas. Due to which the production of coal has been affected, due to which the price of coal has increased. According to the ministry, the result has been that the dependence on domestic coal has come down.
The Ministry of Coal and Coal India Limited have assured that in the next three, they are trying to transport 1.6 MT of coal to the power sector and further increase it to 1.7 MT. The ministry says that this will increase the coal stock in power plants in future.
The Core Management Team of the Ministry of Power is currently monitoring the coal stock very closely every day. Apart from this, this team is in touch with Coal India Limited and Railways to supply coal to power plants.
Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Saturday that the international coal prices have increased due to which it has reduced and power generation capacity has also been affected. However, he has assured that the situation will be brought under control in the next three, four days. The Union Minister said that the reason for the heavy rains in the country is also an important reason for the shortage of coal this year. He said things would be fine in three to four days.
The Union Minister said that the prices of imported coal have suddenly increased at the international level. Power plants that used imported coal suddenly stopped power generation because they stopped production. Due to which all the burden has come on domestic coal. Regarding how much coal is currently in the country, the Union Minister said that full information will be given in the next one or two days.
Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi in writing to look into the shortfall in power supply in Delhi and find a solution to this problem. Arvind Kejriwal had said that due to the shortage of coal in the power plant, the problem of electricity in Delhi may deepen.