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No blackout, says Goyal; 20 power plants have 4 days fuel stock

Goyal said replying to queries by reporters whether the coal situation could lead to a blackout in the northern region.

Seeking to allay apprehensions of a blackout in northern region, power minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said the government is making all arrangements for ensuring adequate coal supply to power plants, even as 20 thermal plants have fuel stocks enough for four days only.

The power crisis is a national problem but power plants will not shut, Goyal said replying to queries by reporters whether the coal situation could lead to a blackout in the northern region.

“The government is making adequate arrangements for coal supply,” he added. As per the latest Central Electricity Authority (CEA) report, 20 power stations have fuel stocks that will last four days only. Besides, 38 other stations have less than seven days of stock.