The focus of the government is to increase the share of renewable energy which is available in plenty within the country to meet its requirement.
As per the figures available for Wednesday, coal in 17 plants had completely exhausted. As many as 112 plants are facing a severe crisis.
A total of 116 plants is in crisis due to coal shortage.
The meeting came in the wake of several states warning of a possible power crisis due to the shortage of coal supply to power plants.
The minister said Kerala was facing a daily shortage of 400 MW. All the 27 central thermal stations, Kerala depend on for cheap power from outside the state, are coal-based.
Kerala received only 30% of the total allotted power from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu.
The Coal Ministry and CIL have assured that there is ample coal available in the country to meet the demand of power plants, and any fear of disruption in power supply is entirely misplaced.
Though Kerala is largely dependent on hydro-electric projects for the generation of electricity, there is chance of the State getting reduced power allocation from the Central pool owing to the coal crisis.
Power producers and distributors have warned of blackouts as generation units are running coal as low as two days.
Australia's reliance on coal-fired power makes it one of the world's largest carbon emitters per capita.