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Coal Crisis: Crisis Group Formed By Three Ministries To Deal With The Emergency Problem

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According to the information received by Amar Ujala, a Crisis Group has been formed by the Ministry of Coal, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Power together to deal with the growing coal crisis in the country. In this group, apart from big officers of all the three ministries, officers of big power companies are also included. Those who are monitoring this coal crisis round the clock…

coal loaded in goods train
– Photo : Amar Ujala

In the midst of the coal crisis, the central government has become fully prepared. On the one hand, while the central government is engaged in increasing the supply of coal, on the other hand the government is also continuously reviewing this situation. On Monday, where Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with Coal Minister Prahlad Patel and Energy Minister RK Singh besides officers of Coal India and NTPC. Now PM Narendra Modi can also hold a review meeting on the same issue soon. It is only by attending this review meeting of PM Modi that it becomes clear how serious this matter is and how alert the Center is on it.

According to the information received by Amar Ujala, a Crisis Group has been formed by the Ministry of Coal, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Power together to deal with the growing coal crisis in the country. In this group, apart from big officers of all the three ministries, officers of big power companies are also included. Who are monitoring this coal crisis round the clock. This group also diverts coal laden goods trains keeping in view the demand for coal. Monitoring of 135 large thermal power plants of the country is done under the Central Electricity Authority ie CEA unit. At present, coal reaches about 120 of these plants by goods trains. Railways needs 750 rakes for supply of goods, but it has 100 rakes in reserve.

Daily demand of 20-25 lakh tonnes of coal

Meanwhile, the coal sent to power plants is being reviewed daily by the Ministry of Coal, so that there is no shortage anywhere. Coal India has also instructed all the coal companies concerned to meet the target of its production and its dispatch at any cost. Coal India says that they are getting 20-25 lakh tonnes of coal every day from power plants, while they are being supplied 18 lakh tonnes for the last four days. Coal India has expressed confidence that in the coming days they will be able to dispatch 2 million tonnes of coal every day. Significantly, on normal days, 40-45 million tonnes of coal is required by power plants during a month.

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In the midst of the coal crisis, the central government has become fully prepared. On the one hand, while the central government is engaged in increasing the supply of coal, on the other hand the government is also continuously reviewing this situation. On Monday, where Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with Coal Minister Prahlad Patel and Energy Minister RK Singh besides officers of Coal India and NTPC. Now PM Narendra Modi can also hold a review meeting on the same issue soon. It is only by attending this review meeting of PM Modi that it becomes clear how serious this matter is and how alert the Center is on it.

According to the information received by Amar Ujala, a Crisis Group has been formed by the Ministry of Coal, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Power together to deal with the growing coal crisis in the country. In this group, apart from big officers of all the three ministries, officers of big power companies are also included. Who are monitoring this coal crisis round the clock. This group also diverts coal laden goods trains keeping in view the demand for coal. Monitoring of 135 large thermal power plants of the country is done under the Central Electricity Authority ie CEA unit. At present, coal reaches about 120 of these plants by goods trains. Railways needs 750 rakes for supply of goods, but it has 100 rakes in reserve.

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