Power generation at National Thermal Power Corporation’s (NTPC) 3,000 MW Kaniha plant, the country’s second biggest power plant, has drastically gone down in September due to coal crunch.

According to NTPC sources, a 500 MW unit has been shut down since the beginning of this month for want of coal. Similarly, another 500 MW unit which was closed three days back for the same reason is yet to be restored.