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Coal Shortage Irks Government to Assure Coal Supply for Next Two Year

<p><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Power Ministry post experiencing coal shortage in the past season has planned to ensure coal supplies to Generation units. Generating units struggled to maintain coal stocks even for more than 7 days due to coal supply constraints. To cut coal shortage government has planned to revive coal mines which may take 2-3 years. In the interim arrangements, Ministry has asked states to ensure coal availability by importing coal and has also allowed states to utilize funds allocated for central government schemes on village electrification and distribution network strengthening. This may reduce stress on power sector grappling with other issues.</span></p>