Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a high-level meeting on coal shortage in the country. Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi reviewed the situation with Union Power Minister RK Singh.
Amit Shah meeting on Power Crisis: Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a high-level meeting on coal shortage in the country. Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi reviewed the situation with Union Power Minister RK Singh. A severe power crisis has hit 12 states due to coal shortages. People are suffering severely from fires on the one hand and power cuts on the other. Amitsha conducted a review on the steps to be taken to prevent power cuts.
Currently, several Union ministers are attending the meeting at the residence of Home Minister Amit Shah in the wake of the power crisis due to coal shortage across the country. Power Minister RK Singh, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and Coal Minister Prahlad were present. Earlier, Amit Shah also held talks with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the escalating power crisis in Uttar Pradesh.
Electricity demand has increased with the rising heat in the country. On the other hand, Russo said the shortage of fuel due to the price of imported coal due to the Ukraine war affected the production of some power plants. Power cuts are being imposed in many states as production declines. With this, along with the industrial activities, the life of the people is also becoming unbearable. As the power crisis intensifies due to coal shortage in the country, power shortage has also increased during peak hours. Last week, the power shortage was 5.24 gigawatts on Monday, rising to 10.77 gigawatts on Thursday.
Experts say that these figures clearly show that the demand for electricity has increased, which has exacerbated the power crisis in the country for a few days. He said all stakeholders, led by the central and state governments, should focus on reducing coal reserves in thermal power stations, rapidly emptying foils on projects and increasing their availability. Experts say that if the situation is like this at the beginning of summer, one can imagine what the situation will be like in May and June. According to the Ministry of Power, the demand for electricity will reach 215,220 gigawatts by May 2022.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) staged a protest on Sunday demanding adequate power and drinking water supply in Jammu, alleging that the National Panthers Party (NPP) was not taking any definite steps to resolve the chaos. A group of AAP activists led by Sandeep Singh Chib staged a demonstration outside the power development department at the Bhagwati Nagar headquarters.
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