New Delhi: The government has collected Rs 2,03,221.12 crore in revenue from the Maharatna coal PSU, Coal India Limited (CIL) in the last six years beginning from the financial year 2013-14 up to the last fiscal 2018-19. The information was given by Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi in the Parliament on Wednesday.
Of the total revenue received, the maximum of Rs 44826.43 crore was mopped up in FY2018-19. In FY2017-18, the revenue stood at Rs 44046.57 crore while in the preceding fiscal, it was Rs 44068.28 crore.
The Minister said, in FY2015-16, the government fetched 29084.11 crore from Coal India Limited whereas the figure remained at Rs. 21482.21 in the financial year 2014-15. In FY 2013-14, it remained at Rs. 19713.52 crore.
The Minister also informed the House that the consolidated state-wise coal production from the functional coal mines during the last six years (From 2013-14 to 2018-19) remained at 3876.16 million tonnes (MT). In FY 2018-19, it remained highest at 728.718 MT.
Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Odisha, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are the coal-producing states in India. In the last financial year, the coal production share of Chhattisgarh stood at highest followed by Odisha and Jharkhand, the Minister added.
Also, the minister informed that the Government is undertaking measures to ramp up the domestic coal production from 730 MT to 1,149 MT by 2023. The move is aimed at eliminating the coal import, except for the limited un-substitutable import. Currently, coal occupies 55 percent share in primary energy supply and about 75 percent in electricity generation.