India is facing a looming power crisis as stocks of coal in power plants have depleted to unprecedentedly low levels and states are warning of power blackouts.
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Several states like Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have recently flagged off the issue of shortage of coal.
India is the world’s second-largest consuming country, after China. Coal is the primary fuel covering 70% of the country’s consumption needs. India imports around 300-400 million tonnes of coal from Indonesia, Australia and South Africa. Coal India produces about 600 million tonnes of coal for domestic consumption in the country.
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