Claim: Power plants with a total installed capacity of 20,000MW are lying idle in India due to a fuel shortage.

Who: Narendra Modi, Gujarat chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate.

When: At an event organized by lobby group Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Gandhinagar.

Check: He is right.

While a natural gas-based capacity of 18,000MW is operating at low plant load factor due to limited fuel availability, projects totalling 8,000MW are stranded due to unavailability of gas.

Source: Ministry of power

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