As power plants across the country face a shortage of dry fuel, which has raised fears of blackouts in several states, Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Wednesday that the plants’ cumulative supplies exceeded 2 million. tonnes on October 12, 2021 and were further improved. .
“Happy to share that the cumulative supply of coal to thermal power plants from all sources including @CoalIndiaHQ recorded more than 2 million tonnes yesterday. We are further increasing the shipment of coal to power plants to secure stocks. sufficient coal in the power plants, ”Joshi tweeted.
Coal India Limited (CIL) ‘s supplies to power plants have already reached 1.62 million tonnes per day since October 11, and the total withdrawal has risen to 1.88 million tonnes per day, from a total of 1.88 million tonnes per day, according to official sources. monthly average of 1.75 million tonnes.
CIL also plans to increase production after Dusshera, when workers return from vacation and attendance resumes, sources added.
Earlier on October 12, Joshi said the government was doing everything possible to meet demand from power producers and stressed that efforts were underway to increase the supply of dry fuel to two million tonnes. per day.