Quixplained: Why is there a coal crisis in India, and what impact will it have?

India faces a severe coal shortage. The coal stocks of its thermal power plants can provide a few days of fuel. Union Energy Minister RK Singh said the situation is “touch and go”, and could be “uncomfortable” for up to six months.

What is the reason for the coal shortage and how will its impact be felt? What is the instruction ? Looked:

India’s coal crisis explained
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In a interview at Indian express, Singh said, “We touched 200 gigawatts during the Covid period, and demand hovered around 170-180 GW. I expect it to go up to around 200 GW and stay there. “

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