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Coal scarcity sparks power disaster in 12 states: Maharashtra power minister

Maharashtra Power Minister Nitin Raut on Tuesday mentioned 12 states are going through energy issues because of a scarcity of coal.

Minister of Power of Maharashtra Nitin Raut. (Photograph: Fb/DrNitinRautOffice)

Maharashtra Power Minister Nitin Raut mentioned on Tuesday that 12 states are going through electrical energy shortages because of coal shortages and that his division is operating to relieve the ones shortages thru micro-planning.

Chatting with journalists, Raut mentioned that Maharashtra had no longer had an influence outage previously 5 to 6 days because of this micro-planning and had a fifteen % electrical energy scarcity.

Mahagenco, a state-owned corporate, has set a function of producing 8,000 MW of electrical energy, he mentioned, and thermal energy vegetation within the coastal area run on imported coal, the import ban of which was once lately lifted through the Middle.

“The state govt has issued tenders for the import of 1 lakh metric lots of coal. The loss of coal may be associated with the loss of rakes (trains). We’d like 37 rakes an afternoon and we most effective get 26 coal,” Raut mentioned.

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