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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Scuttled India’s Coal Production Capabilities

05/05/2022 01:22 PM | Click to read full article

A recurring coal shortage has crippled power production across the country. Incompetent management of coal has led to a crunch in a country where 70% of the power demand is met by thermal power stations.

Interestingly, former coal secretary Anil Swarup saw a coal crisis coming way back in 2017 when Coal India managers were being put to the task of scouting for locations and supervising the building of toilets under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.