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Now every day 2 million tonnes of coal will be produced : Center

In the midst of the ongoing coal crisis in the country, the central government has geared up to deal with the current problem. To reduce the energy crisis, the central government is fulfilling all the demands of the states. In the last four days, the stock of coal has started increasing. The government is going to increase its daily coal production from 19.4 million to 2 million tonnes (20 lakh tonnes) within a week.

A government source says that the situation will return to normal in a month. There is no shortage of daily electricity and coal supplies. At the same time, in order to mitigate the crisis, the Union Power Ministry has issued instructions to the states not to sell electricity at high prices on the exchange to ordering the power producer in the state to ensure adequate supply.
Government sources said the Coal Ministry has been writing to the states to take stock from Coal India since January, but did not get any response. Coal India can stock only up to a limit as overstocking can lead to coal fire. Jharkhand, Rajasthan and West Bengal have their own coal mines but, there is little or no mining.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Tuesday held a review meeting regarding coal supply and power generation. Sources said ways to increase the transportation of coal were also discussed during the meeting. The Coal Ministry has been asked to augment the supply of coal, while the Railways has been asked to provide rakes to carry fuel to power plants. People from Rajasthan to Kerala have faced power cuts due to shortage of coal.

At the same time, amidst the power crisis in the country, the Railways has also taken a big step. Now trains are running 24 hours a day to deliver coal to the power plant. The national transporter has declared this shortage of coal as an emergency. The Principal Chief Operating Managers of all Zonal Railways have been instructed to prepare round the clock operational control rooms.