Give solutions for India's power crisis
  • Petitioned Mr. Manmohan Singh

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Prime Minister of India
Mr. Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister of India
Mr. Manmohan Singh

Give solutions for India's power crisis

    1. Petition by

      Chaitanya kumar

      Hyderabad, India

India is facing a severe shortage of electricity. Key cities are down with 2-6 hour power cuts while rural India is facing the brunt of this outage with almost 10 hours of daily power cuts. Many would admit the obvious reason for this outage, amongst others, as the reduced availability of coal to generate electricity. 

But when we look at it again, it hardly seems to a temporary supply demand issue. We ask, can the Prime Minister of India assure his people of future energy security ?

60% of India's electricity comes from coal. With growing uncertainty around the availability and cost of this fossil fuel, a number of power plants are having to run on low capacity and therefore the nation is power deprived.Will the Government solve this current power outage problem? Is there a  permanent solution to this outage?  

As long as India continues to depend on coal, we will continue to face more and more power outages across the country which will eventually disrupt our economy, our transport, our health services and slow down overall production.

Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh should tell us the truth about coal, its real impacts and its true cost. This Diwali, we want our Prime Minister to gift us, with the truth about India's coal reserves and offer a long term sustainable solution to secure India's energy future.

With the festival of lights 2 weeks away, sign the petition and tell Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take leadership and give a clear statement on energy security future of India.

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Coal outlook dim, indecision makes it dimmer

      Surendran Balachandran
      Senior Campaigner, India

      Embroiled in one controversy after another, the Manmohan Singh government's time and attention have been consumed by efforts to put out the fire on “troubled political fronts,” and it has ignored the power and coal crisis, which stares the country in the face and threatens to get out of hand. - Reports The Hindu

    3. Coal, power issues take a back seat

      Surendran Balachandran
      Senior Campaigner, India

      The government's lack of seriousness in dealing with the problem can be gauged from the fact that a crucial meeting, to be presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to review coal and power shortages, has been postponed at least half-a-dozen times in the past few months for some reason or the other.

    4. The real reasons behind our power outages_unreliable coal

      Chaitanya kumar
      Petition Organizer

      Dear friends,

      I am writing this to you from a cafe running on a generator because of 4 hour power cuts facing parts of Hyderabad every day. Many Indians are angry at what is happening as misconceptions are being spread by the coal ministry about the real reasons behind the power outages we are witnessing across the country. This recent CNN IBN story reveals it. The National Thermal Power Corporation, NTPC, the largest state owned power generating company has been unable to maintain the necessary coal reserves at some of its power stations

      Every power plant is expected to keep stocks/reserves to ensure regular supply at times when demand is high or when supplies get reduced. NTPC failed to do this and while exact reasons are not mentioned, one can imagine that rising coal costs make it extremely difficult for NTPC and other co's.

      Is coal reliable ? How long can we continue to depend on this dirty fuel? Spread the word and get your network sign up against coal. More updates soon.

    5. The real reasons behind our power outages_unreliable coal

      Chaitanya kumar
      Petition Organizer

      Dear friends,

      I am writing this to you from a cafe running on a generator because of 4 hour power cuts facing parts of Hyderabad every day. Many Indians are angry at what is happening as misconceptions are being spread by the coal ministry about the real reasons behind the power outages we are witnessing across the country. This recent CNN IBN story reveals it. The National Thermal Power Corporation, NTPC, the largest state owned power generating company has been unable to maintain the necessary coal reserves at some of its power stations

      Every power plant is expected to keep stocks/reserves to ensure regular supply at times when demand is high or when supplies get reduced. NTPC failed to do this and while exact reasons are not mentioned, one can imagine that rising coal costs make it extremely difficult for NTPC and other co's.

      Is coal reliable ? How long can we continue to depend on this dirty fuel? Spread the word and get your network to sign up against coal. More updates soon

    6. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • James Shelton RAVEN, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      They deserve better.Give the common people in India the power that they deserve.

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    • David Ball BOUNTIFUL, UT
      • almost 3 years ago

      Rural and other energy deficient areas should gather together and invest in solar and wind powered lithium battery banks, with which they could possibly generate a lucrative surplus to sell to others who are also in energy shortage areas.

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    • DAVIS CHITTISSERY THRISSUR, KERALA STATE, INDIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Atomic power is the only solution for India to meet its total power requirement for the whole country.

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    • Roberto Acosta NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Unchecked population growth is not good for the planet. Even worse, there are no solutions on how to deal with the added strain. Do something!

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    • Karen Christian VAIL, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Coal is dangerous & dirty. It's high time to go solar!

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