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India's coal troubles due to lack of coordination and planning: Experts

A combination of factors is seen to be behind the sudden shortfall of coal at power plants. PHOTO: AFP
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NEW DELHI - India may have the fourth largest coal reserves in the world, but the country is in the middle of an acute power crisis, with power plants running precariously low on coal.

Some 33 per cent of its 135 coal-powered plants reportedly have 10 per cent or less of coal stock, with cities like New Delhi recently sounding the alarm bell.

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