New Delhi, Oct 19: There will be no power outages during the festive season, the government Wednesday said, insisting that the electricity situation in the country is improving.
‘The power situation is improving and hopefully there will be no power crunch during Deepavali,’ Minister of State for Power K.C. Venugopal said while inaugurating the India Power Forum held here.
‘The unexpected rainfall at coal mining areas and strikes in some states caused a big gap in demand and supply of electricity,’ the minister said.
Earlier, the coal ministry said that it has scaled up the delivery of coal to thermal power plants to avert electricity shortages.
Around 40 rakes of coal per day have been supplied to various power plants in north India alone till Oct 14 and the average supply would be increased to 53 rakes per day, the ministry said in a statement.