No power crisis, no need to panic: Minister RK Singh over coal shortage claims

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Amidst the ongoing power crisis in the country, Union Energy Minister RK Singh dismissed the claims being made by the opposition parties. RK Singh said that there is no need to panic as there is no power crisis, the country has enough coal reserves for power generation.

New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing power crisis in the country, Union Energy Minister RK Singh dismissed the claims being made by the opposition parties. RK Singh said that there is no need to panic as there is no power crisis, the country has enough coal reserves for power generation.

Speaking to ANI, Union Energy Minister RK Singh said, “First thing I want to say is that this panic was created unnecessarily without any reason, the panic was created because the CMD of GAIL has sent a message to Bawana Gas Power Plant. that it will stop the supply of gas after 2 days as their contract was about to expire.I have asked the CMD of GAIL, who attended today’s meeting, to continue the essential supply and both the CEO of Discom and GAIL CMD We have warned that this should not happen again and if it is so irresponsible behavior then we will take action.” Singh reacted sharply to the Congress’ criticism on the issue and said, “They don’t have issues, create an issue so trying to create issues but we are supplying as much power as we need and we Will continue to do so, there should be no doubt about it. Let us tell you that we give as much power where they will not tell me, this is unnecessary politics.”

Singh further attacked the Congress saying, “The air of this Congress party which is slowly fading, they don’t have any issue, so they make an issue and as far as Kejriwal’s question is concerned, They don’t even know if there is any problem so check with the power ministry or tell us.”

“We have average coal reserves (at power stations) which can last for more than 4 days. The stock is filled every day. I am in touch with (Union Minister of Coal and Mines) Pralhad Joshi,” Singh told reporters. Am.” Power crisis issue. Singh further told reporters that Delhi is being supplied the required quantity of electricity and it will continue. Earlier today, officials of Delhi’s Ministry of Power, BSES and Tata Electricity at the residence of Union Power Minister RK Singh for a meeting. Arrive. Coal shortage in power plants

Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain yesterday warned that there could be complete power failure in the national capital after two days if power plants supplying electricity to the national capital do not get immediate supply of coal.

To solve the power crisis in Delhi, Jain said that the government is still ready to buy expensive electricity.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had also warned that the national capital might face a power crisis.

“I am personally monitoring the situation closely. We are trying our best to avoid it,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.

He also wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stating that there is a coal shortage situation that has affected the power generation plants supplying electricity in the National Capital Region and requesting him to intervene in the matter. has done.

First published:October 10, 2021, 5 pm

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