India may consider further coal imports to avoid a fresh power supply crisis, according to media reports.
New Delhi: The environment ministry has given a green signal to coal mines with clearances to boost output by 40 percent to increase production by up to 50 percent without seeking feedback from locals, media reports said.
New Delhi/IBNS: Dwindling coal stocks in various thermal plants coupled with the high price of importing coal and shortage of rakes has caused a power crisis situation for 12 Indian states, including Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh, according to media reports.
New Delhi/IBNS: Government-owned Coal India Limited (CIL) Saturday said it is currently supplying around 3.4 Lakh tonnes of coal per day to the non-power sector (NPS) which is the company’s average supply to this segment while stressing that it has sufficient buffer stock to further increase supply to non-power sector.
Mumbai/UNI: The Aluminium Association of India (AAI) has urged the Ministry of Coal to ensure adequate supply of coal to the highly power-intensive aluminium industry as the coal stocks with the producers are running critically low.
New Delhi/IBNS: The demand for electricity in India increased 4.9 percent during the first half of October as the supply dropped by 1.4 percent of demand, according to media reports.
New Delhi, Oct 12 (UNI) Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain said on Tuesday that all coal-based power plants in Delhi are non-functional and the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is spreading rumours about it.
New Delhi, Oct 13 (UNI) Amid ongoing coal shortage and fear of blackout, the Centre on Wednesday said that thermal power capacity under outage has reduced.
New Delhi/IBNS: The increasing shortage in coal supplies can lead to a power crisis as more than half of India's coal-fired power plants are on alert for outages, according to media reports.