In April, coal production in India increases by 29 per cent
New Delhi : The total production of coal in India has increased by 29% in the month of April 2022, said Ministry of Coal in an official release. The production has risen to 66.58 Million Ton (MT) from 51.62 MT. During April, 2022, Coal India Ltd. (CIL), Singareni Collieries Company Ltd. (SCCL) and Captive mines/Others registered a growth of 27.64%, 9.59% and 59.98% by producing 53.47 MT, 5.32 MT and 7.79 MT of coal respectively.
At the same time, coal despatch increased by 8.66% to 71.30 MT from 65.62 MT during April, 2022 as compared to April, 2020. During April 2022, CIL, SCCL and Captive/Others registered a growth of 6.01%, 5.53% and 35.69% by despatching 57.50 MT, 5.74 MT and 8.06 MT respectively.
Of the top 37 coal producing mines, 22 have performed more than 100 % and another 10 mines’ production stood between 80 and 100 per cent.
Coal based power generation has registered a growth of 9.26% last month as compared to April 2021 and growth of 2.25% as compared to Mar 2022. The overall power generation in April, 2022 has been 11.75% higher than the power generated in April, 2021 and 2.23% higher than power generated in Mar 2022.
Recently, several places had to face power cuts due to coal shortage. Special trains were arranged to supply coal in places with shortage.
(Information Source: PIB)