Claim: Power plants with installed capacity of 20,000 MW are stranded because of the non-availability of coal

Who: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi

Where: At a rally in Mumbai on Monday

Check: He is correct

According to industry lobby group Association of Power Producers, independent power producers added 44,000 MW of coal-based power to the country’s power generation capacity after 2009. Power plants with an aggregate capacity of 17,000 MW are stranded because they don’t have any fuel-supply contract with Coal India Ltd. Plants with 4,000 MW of capacity are stranded because they haven’t been able to mine captive coal mines for lack of government clearances, among other reasons.

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