This is why electricity plants dealing with coal shortage
New Delhi : For past few days, some of the Indian states have been claiming limited stock of coal for the production of electricity. Coal minister Prahlad Joshi has issued a statement that recent rains caused floods in coal mine due to which the shortage has been registered but there is no need to panic as the situation is improving.
He paid a visit to the Ashoka mine of the Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) at Piparwar in Jharkhand's Chatra district, Mr Joshi said the power plants in the country will continue to receive the required amount of coal.
"We are witnessing an improvement now," he said, when asked about the current situation.
He also held review meeting with the officials of Central Coalfields Ltd and Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) over the current situation of coal stock in India.
"We can produce two million tonnes of coal per day," he said, asserting the need for producing more coal.
"Closure of some coal mines and inundation (flooding) of a few others due to monsoon led to the hindrance in coal supply to power plants," Mr Joshi told reporters.