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  • Coal India India states supplies have started to ramp up
  • 70 out of 135 thermal power plants have coal supply for less than 4 days 

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Coal & Power Crisis: PMO to step in as states raise red flag on low coal supply

On Monday, r Amit Shah held an hour-long meeting with power minister RK Singh and coal minister Pralhad Joshi

The coal shortage is taking centre stage with the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) stepping in to take review of the falling coal positions at thermal power stations. Reports indicate that power & coal secretaries will make a presentation on the availability of power & coal to the PMO today. This comes a day after the union minister of coal as well as power met with Home Minister, Amit Shah to discuss the power concerns faced by states. 

Also read: Power packed meet at MHA, Amit Shah meets Power Minister, Coal Minister

Currently nearly 25 power plants across the country are shut due to the non-availability of coal. As per data available 70 out of 135 thermal power plants in India are operating with less than 4 days of coal supply. Under 7 days is deemed critical as per power producers' regulation.

Also read: Supply concerns will be eased this week assures Coal Minister

States such as Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh has resorted to load shedding while Discoms have warned customers in Delhi & Mumbai to ease consumption during peak hours else the power centres will also face potential blackouts. 

Also read: 13 coal run power plants shut down in Maharashtra 

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