Amid facing dry fuel shortage by power plants across the country, which has raised concerns about power cuts in several states, Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi on Wednesday said that the cumulative supply to the plants as on October 12, 2021 should exceed 2 million tonnes. and they are being increased further. .
Mr Joshi tweeted, “Happy to share that the cumulative coal supply to thermal power plants from all sources including @CoalIndiaHQ recorded over 2 million tonnes yesterday. We are working to ensure adequate coal stock in power plants. Increasing the supply of coal to power plants.
According to official sources, the supply to power stations from Coal India Limited (CIL) has already reached 1.62 million tonnes a day since October 11 and the total offtake has increased to 1.88 million tonnes per day as against the monthly average of 1.75 million tonnes. has gone.
CIL also plans to ramp up production after Dussehra, when employees come back from holidays and attendance increases, the sources added.
Earlier on 12 October, Mr Joshi had said that the government was doing everything possible to meet the demand of power producers and stressed that efforts should be made to increase the dry-fuel supply to two million tonnes per day. are.