New Delhi: Amid growing concern over power outage, the Central government on Tuesday assured that there is no need to panic and sufficient supply of coal is there. Giving further details, Union minister for coal Pralhad Joshi said the country had a record coal supply on Monday and the Coal India and Coal Ministry are making full efforts to meet the country’s demand.Also Read - Travelling to Kerala? Govt Makes This Process Mandatory. Tourism Director Issues Statement | Read Here
He added that Coal India Limited currently has stock of coal for 22 days. “Yesterday 1.95 million tonnes of coal were supplied which is a record till date. We will continue to increase the supply of coal at a fast pace. We are hopeful that after the end of monsoon, the supply of coal will improve rapidly,” Joshi said. Also Read - Over 41 Pregnant Women Died Of Covid In Kerala, 149 Patients Ended Life: Minister Informs Assembly
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However, he added that after October 21, the Centre will try to supply upto 2 million tonnes of coal.
As per media reports, PM Modi’s office is likely to review the coal supply situation on Tuesday as more than six states had flagged concerns about load shedding.
The development comes as Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have said their power plants are running low on fuel.
Earlier in the day, Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed ways to increase transportation of coal.