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New Delhi. The country seems to be in the grip of a major power crisis. While states have sought help from the central government, power supply companies are also asking customers to spend electricity wisely. So the question is why this situation has happened. What will be its impact on the country's economy and you? Let us understand sequentially.
On reports of power crisis, Energy Minister RK Singh said today that there is no such crisis in the country; states are getting electricity as per their demand. Responding to the letter written by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, he said that there is no power crisis in Delhi at present, there is a sufficient stock of coal in the country at present. Responding to reports of power crisis, he said that efforts have been made to create confusion.
Delhi could face a power crisis. I am personally keeping a close watch over the situation. We are trying our best to avoid it. In the meanwhile, I wrote a letter to Hon’ble PM seeking his personal intervention. pic.twitter.com/v6Xm5aCUbm— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 9, 2021
Supply continues to Delhi as per need
Talking to reporters, RK Singh said that we had called a meeting of all the office bearers today. The amount of electricity required in Delhi is being supplied and will continue to be so. He had informed that the CMD of GAIL was also present in the meeting, he has also been asked to supply gas as per the requirement of the power plant. According to the Union Minister, there was no power crisis in Delhi, it has been made redundant. According to the Union Minister, the fear of the web has spread due to the messages of Tata Power and GAIL, Tata Power has been warned for sending such messages. In fact, GAIL had sent a message to Bawana Gas Power Plant saying that they would stop the supply of gas after 2 days as their contract was expiring. At the same time, Tata Power had also sent messages to consumers related to the power supply being affected. Regarding the availability of coal, the Union Minister said that he monitors coal on a daily basis, and we have an average stock of more than four days. According to him, as much stock as the day is being spent is coming. At the same time, the coal buildup is also getting stronger. The Union Minister clearly said that as much electricity is being produced as needed.
Letter from Delhi and Andhra Government to the Prime Minister
On Saturday itself, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said that the people of the national capital may face a power crisis due to a shortage of coal. Simultaneously, he urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene to deliver coal and gas to power generation plants in the national capital. On the other hand, the Delhi government said that the crisis has been averted for two days after the gas supply at the Bawana plant was restored. He said that if power is not supplied by NTPC Limited in the coming days, there will be a 'blackout' in the national capital. It is possible. At the same time, power distribution companies had informed that due to the shortage of coal across the country, power generation has reduced and in the coming days, there may be alternate power cuts in Delhi. According to him, there is coal stock to meet the production requirements only for a day or two as against 20 days. Apart from the Delhi government, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has also written a letter to the Prime Minister asking him to increase the coal supply. At the same time, power shortage has also been reported from Rajasthan, Punjab, Odisha, Tamil Nadu.