During early July, Delhi’s Power Minister Satyendra Kumar Jain warned of a blackout in the nation’s capital, claiming that the Badarpur and Dadri I and II power plants had only days of coal supplies. There should have been stocks for at least 15 days, Jain said, according to the India Times, while interacting with the media on the sidelines of the power ministers’ conference at Kufri. He said it was the duty of NTPC to arrange the coal and it was not the job of the Delhi government. Jain also said the rise in demand was a good sign because it indicated a growing economy and per capita income, and now environmental clearance was needed to start more mines.
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