New Delhi: There is going to be a power crisis like China in India too.The reason for this is that about 72 power plants producing electricity in the country have coal left for only 3 days.Experts have issued the warning after assessing the coal stocks provided by the Union Power Ministry and other government agencies.
Only 33 percent of the figures released by the Union Ministry of Power will remain.According to the ministry's data, out of the total 135 thermal power plants in the country, about 72 plants have only three days' worth of coal left to produce electricity.
According to the information given by experts, about 66.35 percent of the total electricity consumed in the country is produced in these 135 thermal power plants.It is feared that due to the shortage of coal, production comes to a standstill, the total production of electricity will be reduced to only 33 percent, which will also affect the supply.
Coal consumption increased by 18 percent in 2 years
According to the data released by the government, about 10,660 million units of electricity were consumed daily in the country during the month of August-September 2019, the first year of the start of the corona epidemic worldwide.Now during the month of August-September of the year 2021, it has increased to about 14,420 crore units.Along with this, there has been an increase of about 18 percent in the consumption of coal for power generation in these two years.
Central government constituted committee
It is being told in the media reports that out of about 50 thermal power plants in the country, about 4 have 10 days and about 13 thermal power plants have coal left over for more than 10 days to be used in the production of electricity. The Central Government has constituted a committee headed by the Ministry of Coal to review coal storage to overcome the power crisis, which is monitoring it.