New Delhi: India’s overall coal production increased by 12.01 percent to 57.93 Million Tonnes (MT) in September from 51.72 MT in the corresponding month of the previous year. As per the provisional statistics of the Ministry of Coal, during September 2022, CIL (Coal India Ltd), SCCL (Singareni Collieries Company Ltd) and captive mines/others registered a growth of 12.35 percent, 8.43 percent and 12.37 percent by producing 45.67 MT, 4.93 MT and 7.33 MT respectively.
Of the top 37 mines, 25 mines production level has been more than 100 percent and another five mines’ production stood between 80 and 100 percent during September.
Coal despatch up marginally
At the same time, coal despatch increased by 1.95 percent to 61.18 Million Ton (MT) from 60.02 MT during September 2022 as compared to the same period last year. During September, CIL , SCCL and captive mines and others registered a growth of 1.03, 4.13 and 6.84 percent by despatching 48.88 MT, 4.77 MT and 7.53 MT respectively.
Power utilities despatch has increased to 51.71 MT during Sept 2022 as compared to 50.16 MT same time last year. Coal-based power generation has registered a growth of 13.40 percent in September as compared to the previous year. The overall power generation in September has been 13.77 percent higher than the power generated in September 2021.
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