New Delhi: On Saturday the Railway and coal minister Piyush Vedprakash Goyal criticized state administrations and power plants for the grave condition in few thermal power plants for requirement of coal.
Minister Goyal further conveyed at IIM-Calcutta that year-on-year coal demand grew in monsoon. The transportation in season becomes a challenge as floods in mine areas. For past four months, we asked all the state administrations to stock coal for 22-35 days but the plants have brought it down to 12-13 days.
Following surges at various coal pits control era units began requesting the coal that they didn’t lift former. The circumstance was intensified as railroad tracks and streets were submerged, he said adding Railway’s decision to close the Chandrapura-Dhanbad rail line has influenced coal supplies to many power plants.
Goyal said he held a meeting amongst Railways and Coal India Ltd over coal emergency in the power plants amid the day and would have liked to see change in the circumstance throughout the following 15-20 days.