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India power crunch raises concern about aluminum production

Inflation fears cast shadow over economy recovering from COVID

Over 100 of India's 135 thermal plants do not have enough coal to last more than a week.   © EPA/Jiji

NEW DELHI -- India finds itself in the midst of a power crisis similar to the one darkening China after coal inventories have fallen to just a four-day supply. A shortage of coal is increasing costs across India's manufacturing sector, prompting concern it could quickly feed through to a rise in inflation.

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