Union minister for coal Pralhad Joshi today said the country had a record coal supply on Monday and the Coal India and Coal Ministry are making full efforts to meet the country’s demand. Coal India Limited currently has 22 days’ stock of coal, he added amid concerns over blackout in several states.
“Yesterday 1.95 million tonnes of coal was supplied which is a record till date. We will continue to increase the supply of coal at a fast pace. We are hopeful that after the end of monsoon, the supply of coal will improve rapidly,” Mr Joshi said. “After October 21, we will try to supply upto 2 million tonnes of coal,” he added.
“We want to assure the whole country that coal will be made available as per the requirement,” he said.