Statement by Power ministry

4 Reasons for Power Crisis in India.

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.

Reasons for crisis

There are also legacy issues of heavy dues of coal companies from certain states viz., Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, UP, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh

— the Power Ministry

The Power Ministry pointed out that a surge in the revival of the economy after the second wave of Covid led to an unprecedented increase in demand and consumption of electricity.

The daily consumption of electricity has crossed beyond 4 Billion units per day and 65 per cent to 70 per cent of the demand is being met by coal-fired power generation only, thereby increasing dependence on coal.

Coal shortage across the country has led to reduced power generation and Delhi might go through intermittent rotational load shedding in coming days, power discom Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) CEO Ganesh Srinivasan said on 09-OCT-2021.

Hope for the best

God Bless The World

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