Fifty-two coal-fired generators, more than half of the 89 thermal-power plants in India, had stockpiles of less than seven days’ supply on Nov. 27, the supervisory body said in a report on its website. That compared with 46 such plants a month earlier and 29 units a year ago.
Among those plants, 31 were at a “super critical” status, with less than four days of stock. That compares with 14 such plants a year earlier, according to the government. Typical stocks are 15 to 30 days, it said.