The coal crisis in the country is deepening. Many states have expressed the possibility of black out. There is a possibility that the coal crisis may subside in the next few days. The Center on Tuesday said the government will increase coal production from 1.94 million tonnes to 2 million tonnes per day over the next five days. At the same time, Coal India owes about 20000 crores to the states.
News agency ANI quoted government sources as saying that the supply of coal to any state was never stopped despite huge arrears. The Center is fulfilling all the demands of the states. In the last four days, the stock of coal has started increasing. The situation will be back to normal in a month. No shortfall in daily power and coal supply.
Sources said that the Coal Ministry has been writing to the states to take stock from Coal India since January, but did not get any response. Coal India can stock only up to a limit as overstocking can lead to coal fire. Jharkhand, Rajasthan and West Bengal have their own coal mines but mining is done with little or no mining.
States have to pay nearly Rs 20,000 crores as dues to Coal India: Government sources
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Government sources said a prolonged monsoon, a rise in foreign coal prices also led to coal shortages. When international coal prices were low, states and power companies were buying it from abroad. Now that its prices are high, she is looking for domestic coal. the source said