India / According to the government these five big reasons behind the coal crisis in the country

Zoom News : Oct 12, 2021, 09:30 PM
New Delhi : Regarding the power crisis arising in many states of the country, the central government said on Tuesday that the reason behind the shortage of coal is heavy rains, due to which the international prices have increased. Union Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi said that power plants dependent on imported coal have almost shut down for 15-20 days or their production capacity has reduced. Due to which the dependence on domestic coal has increased.

The Union Minister said that the international prices of coal increased from Rs 60 per tonne to Rs 190 per tonne. Subsequently imported coal power plants either shut down for 15-20 days or produce very little.

He said that we have continued with our supply, even after the dues are due. We are requesting them (states) to increase the stock. There will be no shortage of coal. Let us tell you that earlier Joshi had denied power failure due to shortage of coal in the country.

According to the Ministry of Power, this is the reason behind the current power crisis-

1- Heavy rains in the coal mine areas in September adversely affected the coal production as well as the transportation of coal from the mines.

2- Sharp rise in the price of imported coal, sharp reduction in power generation from imported coal-fired power plants and increased dependence on domestic coal.

3- Failure of companies to stock up sufficient coal before the onset of monsoon is also one of the reasons.

4- Coal companies of some states like Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have huge coal dues. There is also a reason for this.

5- There was a big increase in demand and consumption of electricity due to the boom in the economy after the second wave of Kovid.