Power Minister R K Singh had reportedly termed the coal shortage as way beyond normal. The Union Power Ministry has listed four reasons for the depletion of coal stocks, after chief ministers of Delhi, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh flagged the issue of shortage of coal at power plants.
An unprecedented increase in demand for electricity.
Heavy rains in coal mine areas during September 2021.
An increase in prices of imported coal to an unprecedented high level.
Non-building of adequate coal stocks before the onset of Monsoon.
— the Power Ministry
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