Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday held a high level meeting with the officials of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) along with Union Power Minister RK Singh, Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) office in Delhi. . In the meeting, a possible power outage was discussed in the wake of reports of coal shortage in the country.
The meeting took place after several states warned of power failure in the wake of severe shortage of coal. However, the coal ministry has insisted that there is enough dry fuel available in the country to meet the demand for power generation plants and dismissed any fear of power supply disruptions as “completely false”.
Joshi tweeted on Sunday, “Reviewed the coal production and supply situation in the country. I assure all the countrymen that there is no danger of disruption in power supply in the country. Coal India Limited has 24 days coal Adequate 43 million tonnes of coal stock is available to meet the demand.
The Coal Minister further said, “The coal stock of thermal power plants is being augmented by daily supply of coal. With the withdrawal of monsoon, the coal dispatch will further increase, which will increase the coal stock. I repeat once again that there is enough coal in the country. There is coal stock. Don’t be misled by any rumours that create fear.”
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