Mumbai: Power crisis in Maharashtra: The Power Minister has warned of severe power crisis in the state. There is acute shortage of coal in thermal power plants while the demand has increased due to heat. Koradi Power Plant has stock of only 1 day. Hence the state is facing the dark scourge of darkness. Loadshedding has to be dealt with. Power supply has been stalled in some parts of the state since last night. As a result the citizens already harassed by Ukra have suffered. (Maharashtra is grappling with power crisis due to fall in production amid coal supply cuts and limited stock of production plants)

Meanwhile, there is insufficient supply of coal from Coal India. As Mahanirmithi’s Koyna Hydroelectric Project has to generate electricity at full capacity, the water supply is also depleting rapidly. There is a possibility of shortage of 1000 MW of electricity. The state has to start buying power immediately. Otherwise the state is facing the crisis of darkness.

An important meeting of ministers will be held today regarding the power shortage. The electricity department has prepared a proposal to buy electricity. Energy Minister Nitin Raut said the 4,000 MW Tata Power Plant of Coastal Gujarat Power Limited can generate electricity for the summer. It is likely to be approved in today’s meeting.