Coal stock in thermal power plants has increased by 25% due to synergy between Railway and Coal ministries. According to information provided by the Coal Ministry, the coal stock in power plants as on 31 December 2018 was 16.6 million tonne (MT), compared to 13.19 MT stock a year ago. This increase of 3.41 MT is about 25% as compared to last year.
Similarly, as on 31 December 2018, only nine power plants out of a total of 124 were in the “critical” or “super-critical” category, whereas this number was 13 a year ago.
Also, the coal stock in power plants on 31 December 2018 was sufficient for 10 days. This number has come down to eight, as per latest update from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). Read more
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