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Big Coal Crisis! 14 power plants temporarily closed in Uttar Pradesh, 8 due to fuel shortage

New Delhi: Due to shortage of coal in the country, 8 power plants in Uttar Pradesh have stopped functioning. Six more power plants in the state have been shut down due to other reasons, taking the total number of temporarily closed power plants to 14.

Presently the power demand is around 20,000 to 21,000 MW. However, the supply has been reduced to only 17,000 MW. To deal with the shortfall, officials have announced power cuts for four to five hours in some rural areas.

These 14 power plants supplied 4520 MW of power to the state. With the shortage of electricity, the rates of electricity per unit are now reaching up to Rs 20 on the exchange. As a result, the Uttar Pradesh government is now forced to buy power at Rs 15-20 per unit.

Among these, the plants of Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited are the most affected. Besides, the officials are yet to clear the dues on coal, due to which they are now facing difficulties in procuring new coal.

Here is a list of power plants that have been temporarily shut down:

– Lalitpur Power Plant

– Lalitpur Power Plant

– Rosa Power Plant

Unchahar Power Plant

Harduaganj Power Plant

– Parichha Power Plant

– Parichha Power Plant

Harduaganj Power Plant

Apart from Uttar Pradesh, many other Indian states are facing coal shortage. The Delhi government on Saturday (October 9) indicated that the capital may be out of power soon. Read also: Apple Series 6 Watch discontinued from official lineup after Series 7 launch

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to take cognizance of the unprecedented situation. Read also: Tata Punch to launch on October 28: Know features, price and more

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