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Why are Indian power generators paying more for imported coal?

Updated: 27 Jul 2022, 11:54 AM IST
TL;DR.
A few months back, India faced a severe coal shortage due to a surge in power demand as a heat wave hit large parts of the country. Coal shortages at various gencos have impacted the electricity supply in the country.
As of July 14, coal-fired power plants had a combined stock of 23 million tonnes, which is enough to run the utilities for two weeks.

As of July 14, coal-fired power plants had a combined stock of 23 million tonnes, which is enough to run the utilities for two weeks.