Coal Crisis: Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi reached Bilaspur on Wednesday amid reports of power crisis due to shortage of coal in the country. Coal India Chairman Pramod Agarwal has also accompanied him.
Bilaspur. Coal Crisis: Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi reached Bilaspur on Wednesday amid reports of power crisis due to shortage of coal in the country. Coal India Chairman Pramod Agarwal has also accompanied him. Both went to Korba by road from the airport.
Earlier at the Chakarbhatha airport here, he said that I do not want to do politics on the shortage of coal. Right now I have to focus on the total requirement that we are already doing. From today we have started supplying two million tonnes of coal. Due to this little by little the stock is increasing, I assure that there will be no problem in supplying the power generation in the country.
Cuckoo Minister Joshi said that I visit mines etc. here, I also review, first I am visiting SECL to speed up production. I am reviewing the mine, I only have to say that the demand given by the Ministry of Power was 1.9 million tonnes, such demand was in front of us, after the 20th it was two million tonnes, we have started supplying two million tonnes from today itself. has given.
There are 41 mines in the state
Coal India company SECL extracts coal from 41 mines in Chhattisgarh. It accounts for 20 per cent of the coal coming out of the country. 150 lakh metric tonnes of coal is produced annually. SECL extracts 130 lakh metric tonnes of coal from the mines of Korba district itself. Coal India Chairman Pramod Agarwal did not speak to the media.
At present, there is a need of 1.1 million tonnes.
At this time the demand has increased in the country and due to rain, there was a problem in extracting coal from the mines, so there was such a situation, but now the situation is completely under control. He said that at present the demand of power companies is 1.1 million tonnes, but we have started producing 2 million tonnes as of today itself. Union Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi left for a visit to South Eastern Coalfield Limited SECL’s mega project Deepka, Gevra and Kusmunda mines.
helicopter not found
The Union Minister was supposed to go from Bilaspur to Korba by helicopter but he could not get the helicopter. So they had to go to Korba by road. Due to which his schedule got delayed by two and a half hours. It is said that if he came by helicopter, he would have returned from Bilaspur to Ranchi at 3 o’clock.
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