Q.3 Examine the factors responsible for the coal shortage leading to the crisis in the power sector. Also examine the role of Coal India Ltd. (CIL) in mitigating the crisis. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s comment- https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/coal-india-the-fall-guy-for-power-crisis-7576985/ In the intro, mention the recent coal crisis in which many thermal power plants were left with the stock of just 2 or 3 days against the mandated 15-30 days. In the body, mention the structural and operational factors that led to the crisis such as increased demand from China increasing the … Continue reading Q.3 Examine the factors responsible for the coal shortage leading to the crisis in the power sector. Also examine the role of Coal India Ltd. (CIL) in mitigating the crisis. (10 Marks)