Power plants of 46,000 MW capacity have less than 7 days of stock coal

As per the daily stock data of Central Electricity Authority (CEA), as many as 38 power plants of 46,720 MW combined capacity have coal stock for less than seven days reflecting shortage of dry fuel.

However, CEA in its latest report for April 22, 2021, has stated that out of the 135 power plants of 166,406 MW capacity monitored by it on a daily basis, none is facing critical or supercritical coal stock situation. Reportedly, CEA has stated that power plants having less coal stock due to outstanding dues or supply more than the committed quantity or not lifting offered coal or bridge linkage or new linkage are not shown as having critical or supercritical coal stock.

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