Power Minister RK Singh said Coal India has given assurances of meeting the power ministry’s coal demands, and said he was in regular touch with the ministry of coal and ministry of railways, regarding the shortage of coal.
“In May, the average number of rakes which have been coming, have been 274, which is up from what it was earlier,” he said.
Demand has increased exponentially, Singh said, and added that the peak demand went up to 171 gigawatts and this was at a time when wind energy production was low.
He further added that the entire load was on coal fired power plants as the productions from hydro power generators was also low. Read More