Union Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi said, Rahul Gandhi does not understand statistics, because he is a fool. If he is fond of making predictions, then he should tell about the future of his party.
The country is facing a shortage of coal. The power crisis is getting worse. Meanwhile, the opposition is also attacking the Centre. On Friday, Union Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi attacked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi has become a ‘fake astrologer’ these days, he said. Instead of what is going to happen due to shortage of coal in the country, he should tell how big coal scam happened during his government and how much damage it caused to the country.
Prahlad Joshi’s remarks came after the Congress leader’s statement that the Modi government should stop running bulldozers of hatred and run power plants. Rahul Gandhi said on Facebook post, I told the Modi government on 20 April 2022 that they should stop running bulldozers of hatred and run power plants. Today the coal and power crisis has created havoc in the entire country. This crisis will destroy small industries, which will further increase unemployment. Small children will not be able to stand this scorching heat. The lives of patients admitted in hospitals are at stake. Stopping rail and metro services will cause economic loss.
Rahul Gandhi does not understand statistics, he is a fool
The Union Minister said, the Central Government is continuously reducing to increase coal production. The coal production in 2013-14 was 566 MT which increased to 777 MT. It has gone up to 818 MT in 2021-22, but Rahul Gandhi does not understand the figures, because he is a fool. If he is fond of making predictions, then he should tell about the future of his party.
220 GW power required in May-June
India’s electricity demand rose to the highest level of 201 GW on April 26. As the mercury continues to rise, it is likely to increase to 215-220 GW by May-June. According to the report of Power System Operation Corporation Limited on April 29, there is a shortage of 10778 MW power in the country at the time of peak demand. Presently 106 out of 165 thermal power plants are facing severe coal shortage. The country has the potential to generate four lakh MW of electricity, but at present the generation is only 221359 MW. In the absence of coal, 68600 MW of electricity is not being produced. Out of 150 domestic coal based units, 86 have less than 25% coal left.