The minister, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha said the condition of most of the state government-owned distribution companies is a matter of grave concern.
The minister sought at least 25 per cent of the total outlay of Rs 14,000 crore as Central assistance.
Coal crisis: Govt scrambles all resources to avert power crisis even as Minister RK Singh decries shortage
The Coal Ministry said despite heavy rains in the coal field areas, CIL had supplied more than 255 million tonnes of coal to the power sector in this year which is the highest ever supply.
Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain yesterday cautioned that there could be complete blackout in the national capital after two days if power plants do not receive an immediate supply of coal.
Out of India's 135 coal plants, 108 were facing critically low stocks, with 28 of them down to just one day's worth of supply.
The meeting comes on the backdrop of Climate Action and Finance Mobilisation Dialogue (CAFMD) that was launched by India and the US under the India-US Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership.
Amid calls for caste census, Bihar BJP to take out three-day 'Yatra' through OBC dominated districts
Jan Ashirwad Yatra' will begin from August 17 under the leadership of Union cabinet minister RK Sing
He further said that as per the Paris agreement, India has to produce 40 per cent electricity of its total capacity from non-fossil sources by 2030.
Raj Kumar Singh was administered oath as Union Cabinet Minister by President of India Ram Nath Kovind this evening.
The minister has arranged for 50 oxygen concentrators and 50 oxygen cylinders for use by hospitals in Ara and these will be handed over to the district administration in the next two-three days.