Domestic coal production is now stable and sufficient to fulfill the demand in the country. As such, imported coal, which is five to seven times more expensive, is lying idle.
The Uttarakhand government has finally given its nod for setting up small hydropower projects in the state to overcome its power crisis.
The power supply is relatively tight after Japan idled most of its nuclear reactors after the 2011 meltdowns in Fukushima.
The government has decided to stagger paddy transplantation into four phases starting June 18 by, for the first time, dividing the state into four zones, in an effort to reduce the use of power.
The overall power generation in April, 2022, has been 11.75% higher than the power generated in April 2021 and 2.23% higher than power generated in March 2022.
Several states in the country are facing an acute power crisis due to coal shortage amid an increase in power demand due to the heatwave
"Total power generation has also increased in April 2022 to 1,36,565 MU from 1,33,584 MU in March 2022," it said.
Water tankers entering posh housing societies as well as poor colonies are a common sight in summer.
With only five days a week that too with restricted working hours and unofficial power cuts, workers, as well as management, are facing a hard time.
While 26 mail/express trains have been affected, 16 passenger specials or MEMUs have been affected due to the focus on coal movement.
Data shows the Railways has around 3,82,562 wagons, out of which 1,31,403 are open wagons and 3,636 of whom are in need of repair as of May 2.
Earlier, the company had decided to take up its fossil fuel and renewable generation mix to 50:50 by 2032.
Bhupinder Singh Hooda reminded that before 2005, the situation in Haryana was such that students had to go to other states to study and pursue professional courses.
Ashok Gehlot said that the Rajasthan government is making all efforts to minimize the impact of power crisis so that people do not have to suffer a lot.
Power outages are back to haunt residents of Telangana, though unofficially.
Punjab power deficit: Govt owes PSPCL Rs 11,699 crore thus unable to make timely payments to purchase coal
The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) was unable to make timely payments for the purchase of coal, as the Punjab Government has not paid Rs 11,699 crore to the corporation.
“There is a huge shortage of power in the country. So far we have managed it somehow in Delhi," says CM.
Stop 'bulldozers of hatred', start power plants instead: Rahul Gandhi to PM Narendra Modi on power crisis
Rahul Gandhi sought to know from PM Narendra Modi whether he cared about the country and its people as the coal and electricity crisis has created havoc in the country.
Indian Railways on Friday stated that the movement of coal trains has been prioritised and is being monitored from the loading sites to unloading points ensuring faster delivery
He said the demand for electricity has increased in 16 states due to the rising mercury levels and coal is not being supplied in accordance with the requirement, affecting the power supply.