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India’s Coal Crisis “Manufactured” To Benefit Adani ? Questions Raised On Sequence of Events

“The Coal Crisis in India which has led to a power crunch in several states of the country seems to be deepening.On Tuesday, The Prime Minister’s Office reviewed the coal stock situation in India’s thermal power plants in a meeting with senior officials of the coal and power ministries. Prior to this, Home Minister Amit Shah too had a meeting with the concerned department ministers. Currently, several of India’s thermal power plants have an average of four days worth of coal stock. The recommended level of stock is 15-30 days. Several states including Punjab, Rajasthan, Kerala, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, etc have already highlighted concerns about blackouts as a result of the coal shortage. Some other states have resorted to load shedding. To address the situation, Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi visited Dipka coal mine in the Korba district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday and urged officials to scale up coal production there. According to sources, Pralhad Joshi is also expected to visit Ranchi-based coal mines on Thursday. The Centre has also asked thermal power generators to import coal for at least 10 per cent blending, citing shortage of domestic coal supply. This is a sharp reversal of its earlier directive of using domestic coal. Opponents alleged that the Modi government’s decision was in favor of the industrialists after the central government opened its doors to the industrialists in the country’s coal mines. And now that there is a shortage, there are speculations being made that whether the current crisis has been created to benefit these certain industrialists.

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