The coal stock at 136 power plants of 166109 MW capacity, linked to coal companies, is 16.63 Million Tonnes (MT) as of 24.11.21 and is sufficient for nine days.
The coal stock at power plants has increased from 7.2 MT as of 08.10.21 to 16.63 MT as of 24.11.21. The coal stock at the CIL pithead end was 40.23 MT as of 08.10.2021 and 32.30 MT as of 24.11.2021. There is neither a power crisis nor a coal shortage.
The coal supply to power plants in November 2021 is more than the consumption, resulting in an increase in coal stock at power plants end. This trend is likely to continue in the coming months.
The Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi gave this information in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.