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30 power plants have only a week coal left - CEA Report

Steel News - Published on Tue, 05 Jun 2012

Press Trust of India reported that a Central Electricity Authority report has said that about 30 thermal power stations have less than a week\'s coal to fuel plants.

On the first day of May, as many as 27 coal based thermal power stations in the country had fuel stock that could not even last a week.

The power stations include 13 plants with less than four days of fuel stock on that day.

The number of power plants reeling under acute fuel shortage (of less than a week stock) increased to 30 by the end of the month and the number of plants with less than 4 day stock rose to 19.

On an average over 28 power plants, every day, suffered fuel shortage with less than a week\'s stock, last month

Seven power plants in the northern region - Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh - had less than 7 days of fuel stock on May 30.

Six power plants in the western region - Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra - had less seven days stock on the same day.

And five power stations in the southern region - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu - had less than seven days of fuel stock on the same day.

Source - PTI

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