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The development assumes significance in the wake of the country's power plants facing fuel shortages.
The Coal Ministry informed that there has been a daily increase in coal stock for the last nine days and sufficient stock for five days is available with thermal power plants.
As per the data, power plants with zero days of coal available is down to 15 as of Wednesday. Their cumulative installed generation capacity stood at 16,280 megawatts compared to 17 projects with 17,050 megawatts generation capacity, a week back.
In October, a total of 14 thermal power plants had to be shut in UP. These power plants accounted for 4,520 MW of power generation.
According to the latest coal stock data of the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the number of non-pit head projects having less than four days of coal was 58 on October 18 and 69 on October 11.
Union Minister For Coal Pralhad Joshi said there will be no problem in meeting the supply for power generation in the country.
The meeting came in the wake of several states warning of a possible power crisis due to the shortage of coal supply to power plants
The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek an end to the electricity crisis in the national capital.
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