45 power plants in the country have a coal stock of less than seven days and the power supply position between April and June during peak demand fell short by 5,295 MW, the Lok Sabha was informed.Government also said coal-based generation capacity has increased by 46 per cent, from 77,649 MW as on March 31, 2009 to 1,13,280 MW as on March 31, 2014. But, the corresponding domestic coal supply increased from 342.6 million tonne during 2008-09 to 419.6 MT during 2013-14- an increase of only 22.5 per cent, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said.
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