According to a report by Wood Mackenzie, India could face over 21.6% of 3 gigawatts (GW) of solar power and wind energy projects being delayed due to the nationwide lockdown imposed to check the spread of coronavirus.
Forty thermal power units with a capacity of at least 30 gigawatt, mostly from northern India, have stopped lifting coal as demand has fallen sharply during the lockdown. This has led to an increase in stocks at pitheads by nearly 20 million tonnes to about 75 million tonnes.
The country’s 12 major ports recorded a marginal 1.42% growth in cargo volumes at 642.95 million tonne (MT) during April-February of the just-concluded fiscal, according to Association. The ports had handled 633.93 MT of cargo in the same period of 2018-19.