The five-day strike by coal industry workers across the country entered its second day today as negotiations between government officials and trade unions failed late Tuesday night.

"We have got 4 lakh tonnes of coal reserves in our thermal power stations," Madhya Pradesh Power Generation Company Limited Managing Director Vijendra Nanavati said.

The recent drizzle across the state has brought down the power demand to around 6,000 MW from nearly 8,000 MW a couple of days back, he said.

In fact, we have shut down our five thermal power generation units having an installed capacity to generate 1,830 MW power as the demand reduced due to low agricultural load, he said.

"We are having ample power and our hydel power stations too are generating more than 1,000 MW power," Nanavati said. However, he said, that if the five-day strike by coal workers continues after January 10, it will start hitting power production in the state.

As of now we have enough coal reserves, he added.

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