Friday, Dec 02, 2022

coal shortage


Start coal imports: PowerMin to states

May 19, 2022 5:37 am

Power Minister RK Singh has written to chief ministers of all states which have not started the process of coal import, according to a government release.

Coordination between power, coal and rail ministries is at its lowest ebb, common people suffering: Moily

May 03, 2022 11:39 am

States blame the sharp rise in global coal prices, which affects plants that use imported coal, and the shortage of railway rakes, he said.

Centre's mismanagement led to artificial power crisis: Congress

April 30, 2022 9:36 am

In a Facebook post, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi too hit out at the government asking it to stop running the "bulldozer of hatred" and start running power plants instead.

Coal shortage: Amid priority to thermal plants, non-power sectors bear brunt

December 13, 2021 12:20 am

🔴 Since July, the Centre has directed Coal India to prioritise supply to thermal power plants, sharply reducing the supply of the dry fuel to non-power sector players, according to industry sources

Coal shortage easing at plants, power price falls on exchange

November 07, 2021 1:08 am

Market price of power traded on the India Energy Exchange Day Ahead Market fell to Rs 2.4 per unit (kilowatt hour) on Friday from a peak of Rs 16.4 per unit on October 11.

No shortage of anything; reports of coal crisis baseless: Nirmala Sitharaman

October 13, 2021 1:54 pm

Nirmala Sitharaman said that Power Minister R K Singh went on record just two days ago when he said absolutely baseless information is floating around that there is probably shortage of coal

PowerMin allows utilities to import 10% coal to ease supply issues

October 13, 2021 8:06 am

India’s coal fired power plants are facing severe shortage, with an average of just 4 days of inventory against a recommended level of 15-30 days, due to a sharp uptick in power demand and supply side issues caused by monsoon rains.

Power situation likely to improve in few days: Punjab Deputy CM Randhawa

October 12, 2021 8:30 pm

Randhawa assured that the situation would gradually become normal with more coal rakes coming to Punjab to overcome coal shortage.

PMO reviews coal supply, power availability situation

October 12, 2021 9:55 pm

The shortage of coal -- which makes up around 70 per cent of India's electricity mix -- has forced rotational power cuts in states from Rajasthan to Kerala.

Coal demand rises as supplies fail to keep up. Though the mismatch is easing, larger challenges in power sector remain

October 12, 2021 9:25 am

On its part, the Centre has, reportedly, sought to rework the norms for supply and storage of coal at power plants. Though this may help at the margins, the larger issues that ail the power sector in India linger on.