Amid the growing concerns about the shortage of coal and its effect on power supply in the country, Union minister of coal Pralhad Joshi on Sunday said that there were no threats to power supply and Coal India Ltd has “sufficient” stock with it. The minister also said that the coal dispatches would increase in the coming days because of the withdrawal of monsoon.
He made the remarks in a tweet following a review meeting regarding the coal production and supply situation in the country.
Joshi said that Coal India Ltd currently has 43 million tonnes (430 lakh tonnes) of coal stock which would be sufficient to meet 24 days of demand. “Assuring everyone that there is absolutely no threat of disruption in power supply. There is sufficient coal stock of 43 million tonnes with @CoalIndiaHQ (Coal India) equivalent to 24 days of coal demand,” he tweeted.