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‘No power in blackout, coal shortage rumours’
Miscommunication from GAIL, Tata Power in Delhi created panic: Min After several States, including Gujarat, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and Tamil Nadu, raised concerns of blackouts amid fears of coal shortage, the Government on Sunday said that there was no shortage of coal in the country. Union Power Minister RK Singh, who reviewed the coal stock position at thermal power plants, including those plants which are supplying power to distribution companies of Delhi on Sunday, lashed out at Tata Power and GAIL for sending “baseless SMSs” to customers and creating panic about a power crisis, warning that such acts will be treated as instances of “irresponsible behavior.” Singh noted that the country is four days ahead of the average requirement of coal per day and an “unnecessary panic” was being created over the issue. “We have an average coal reserve (at power stations) that can last for more than four days. The stock is replenished every day. We are supplying power to the entire country. Whoever wants, give me a requisition and I will supply them,” adding that he was in touch with Union Minister of Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi.
11-Oct-2021, 12:00 PM