Power crisis will crush small industries: Cong on coal shortage

A day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting of the concerned department on power situation, the Congress on Wednesday attacked the Centre and alleged that only eight days of coal was left in the country.

"8 years of big talk has resulted in India having ONLY 8 DAYS of coal stocks.

"Modi ji, stagflation is looming. Power cuts will crush small industries, leading to more job losses.Switch off the bulldozers of hate and switch on the power plants," said Randeep Surjewala, Congress General Secretary in a tweet.

Shah on Tuesday had chaired a meeting with Power Minister R.K. Singh, Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi and Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav to assess the situation following reports of coal shortage reported by many states.

The meeting was held in the Home Ministry in the North Block to review the power situation and supply of low ash coal to various th