"Not a single plant was left where the allocated coal has not reached in Madhya Pradesh," the Minister told reporters while interacting with journalists of 13 states simultaneously through video-conferencing facility.

Goyal admitted that there is a shortage of coal in the country and due to less rainfall even the generation of hydro power was reduced in the country.

He said that there is shortage of gas in the country and therefore, it is not possible to set up even gas-based power plant. But despite it, Centre would work out a 360 degree angle to ensure generation of power through conventional and non-conventional energy sources.

Referring to Madhya Pradesh, he said he had a discussion with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and came to that there is a paucity of coal in Vindhyachal and at the Sanjay Gandhi Thermal Power Plants, not because of short supply, but due to excess generation of energy at the plants.

He said he was sure that there is no thermal power plant in the state where definite quantity of coal has not reached.

Out of the total allocation of coal to Madhya Pradesh, 96 percent was provided to the power plants.

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