New Delhi: Despite spiraling up coal supply to thermal plants, many states are still reeling under the power crisis.

There is some improvement in Delhi but in states like West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, UP and Maharashtra, electricity shortage still continues. 

Situation is likely to improve in next 24 hours, when the coal will reach various thermal plants. On the other hand, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) issued notices against UP and Haryana for taking electricity more than their quotas. These states will reply to the notice in coming one or two days.
In the past, Delhi Chief Minister alleged that the neighbouring states are taking more electricity than their quotas which results in power shortage in Delhi. However, UP and Haryana say that they are not getting electricity as per their quotas.

CERC is inspecting the demand and supply in other states. Sources say that many states are facing this problem due to shortage of gas or coal supply. Presently, 10 electricity projects based on gas are not working as per their capacity so the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry gave order to provide 80 lakh cubic meter gas daily to these projects.

Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal had a meeting on Wednesday with the main coal companies on the issue of shortage of coals and directed to increase the supply within 48 hours.

JPN/Bureau