Coal shortage, power outages create political stir

  • Several states in India are reeling from frequent power outages due to the shortage of coal in thermal power stations. The key states facing the issue of coal shortage are Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh among others. The blame game has started over the power crisis. The Congress government in Rajasthan targeted the BJP over the power crisis and said that it was the result of mismanagement by the Modi government of coal distribution. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also hit out at the BJP over the issue. Meanwhile, UP Energy Minister AK Sharma blamed the former government for the crisis.

May 01, 2022