joshi: Closure of some mines, inundation due to monsoon led to coal crisis: Joshi | India News


Scrap (JHARKHAND): Minister of Coal Pralhad joshi he said on Thursday that the closure of some mines and the flooding of some others due to the monsoon led to a crisis, but there is no need to panic as the situation is improving.
On a visit to the Ashoka mine in the Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) in Piparwar in the Chatra district of Jharkhand, Joshi He said the country’s power plants will continue to receive the required amount of coal.
“We are seeing an improvement now,” he said when asked about the current situation.
The minister held talks with CCL officials and Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) on the prevailing situation.
“We can produce two million tons of coal per day,” he said while affirming the need to produce more coal.
The closure of some coal mines and the flooding of some others due to the monsoon caused a bottleneck in the supply of coal to power plants, Joshi told reporters.
The minister also discussed the issue related to the availability of land for mining at the meeting.
A solution will be found with the cooperation of everyone, including the district administration, he said. PTI CORR SOM SOM

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