Due to the shortage of coal in the country, the power crisis is deepening.
State-owned NLC India is trying to increase coal production from one of its mines in Odisha to 10 million tonnes per annum this year. The company aims to increase coal production to 20 million tonnes per annum (MTPM) from next year. NLC India said in a late evening filing on Tuesday that it has taken steps to achieve the target of 6 MTPA from its original program of four MPTA during the current year. Keeping in view the high demand of coal, the company is making every effort to increase the coal production of Talabira mine by 10 MPTA for the current year and 20 MTPA from next year.
This will not only provide fuel security to the end use plant but will also make coal available in the market. The coal produced is being moved to its end use plant, 2 x 500 MW plant of NLC Tamil Nadu Power Limited at Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. It is a subsidiary of the company. The entire power generated is meeting the requirement of the southern states and a major part goes to Tamil Nadu.
Power generation is stalled due to coal crisis
Actually, there are reports of power crisis in many states of the country. It is being said that there is a problem due to non-availability of electricity for many days and the production of electricity is stuck due to the coal crisis. In fact, due to the shortage of coal, the production of electricity has been affected and now the power crisis is deepening. In such a situation, many states have also announced power cuts and cuts are being made to save electricity.