India faces power crisis caused by erratic coal supplies

Govt claims there are enough stocks but several states, utility firms warn of outages

Several Indian states have warned of potential power outages as plants run low on coal, even as the central government claims adequate stocks are available.

While Punjab and Rajasthan carried out limited power cuts over the weekend, power suppliers in states such as Kerala and Andhra Pradesh last week warned citizens about scheduled outages.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2021, with the headline 'India faces power crisis caused by erratic coal supplies'. Subscribe