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Coal output surges 8% during April-February period

PW Bureau 

Coal production increased to 638.46 million tonnes (MT) in the April-February period of this fiscal, compared to 591.42 MT during the corresponding period of the last fiscal New Delhi: Coal production increased 8 percent year-on-year to 638.46 million tonne (MT) in the April-February period of this fiscal, compared to 591.42 MT during the corresponding period of the last fiscal, the coal ministry said in a statement. With a fixed output target of 610 MT for this financial year, Coal India Ltd (CIL) produced 527.70 MT during the April-February period. The production was 6.6 percent higher, against 495.08 MT during the corresponding period of the year before, the ministry said in the statement.

Singareni Collieries Company grows 6%

Showing six percent growth, state-owned Singareni Collieries Company Ltd’s coal output was 57.94 MT during April-February 2018-19, compared with 54.64 MT in the year-ago period, the statement said. The company’s coal output target was fixed at 65 MT for this fiscal.

Production from captive mines stood at 22.41 MT

For this financial year, the coal output target of captive mines was fixed at 40 MT for this financial year. With a rise of 31.6 percent, the coal production from captive mines during the period was 44.41 MT as compared to 33.76 MT during the year ago period. “Thus, the coal production target by captive mines has already been achieved by Feb-2019,” it said. The coal production target of other mines was fixed at 15 MT for this fiscal. The coal output by these mines in the April-February of this financial year was 8.40 MT against 7.94 MT for the corresponding period of the previous year.