Coal India to exceed production figures: Official

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Coal India to exceed production figures: Official
Coal India to exceed production figures: Official

New Delhi : Despite heavy rains at the Dipka mines, the coal production at Coal India Ltd will exceed last year's figure, a top coal ministry official said here on Tuesday.

In 2018-19, Coal India produced 606.89 million tonnes (MT), while dispatch was at 608.14 MT.

"Coal India's production was nearly minus 8 per cent till October. So in the last few months the coal production has caught up. Now it has just minus 3.5 percent.

"And it will go on to be plus at the end of the year. It is going to be healthy percentage over last year's (figures)," Secretary of Coal Ministry, Anil Kumar Jain told PTI on the sidelines of Energise 2020 a biennial conclave.

CIL, which accounts for over 80 per cent of the domestic production, saw its output decline by six per cent to 241 MT in April-September on account of monsoon.

"In fact it would be the highest ever in the country," Jain added.

Replying to a query on the spinning of Coal India Ltd subsidiaries into five entities, Jain said though there were some discussions held earlier in that direction, there is no fresh development.

"At the moment that is the decision (Coal India remains as it is)," he said.