‘Enough coal supply to meet power demand this summer’3 min read 23 Mar 2023, 11:15 PM IST
Currently, coal stock at thermal power plants, pitheads and those in transit is 108 million tonnes, which is 28% higher than 28 March 2022.
New Delhi: The coal sector is prepared to meet the anticipated record power demand in the summer months as coal production is set to surpass consumption growth for electricity, said coal secretary Amrit Lal Meena in an interview. A cost-effective plan to ship coal to western states from coal-producing eastern states by sea, which has already taken off, will add to logistical support. Edited excerpts:
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