Coal production increases by two per cent to 79.54 mt during February 2022

India’s coal production has increased by 2 per cent to 79.54 mt during February 2022 from 77.99 mtduring February 2020...

As per the provisional statistics of Ministry of Coal, during February 2022, Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) and captives/others registered a growth of 7.19 per cent and 49.04 per cent by producing 6.04 mt and 9.24 mt. Whereas, Coil India Limited (CIL) registered a negative growth of 2.87 per cent by producing 64.26 mt in February 2022 as compared to 66.16 mt in February 2020. Meanwhile, the coal despatch has increased by 7.48 per cent to 71.27 mt during February 2022 from 66.31 mt during February 2020. During February 2022, CIL and captives/others registered a growth of 4.90 per cent and 38.17 per cent by despatching 57.47 mt and 8.38 mt respectively. Whereas, SCCL registered slightly negative growth of 0.81per cent by despatching 5.41 mt in comparison to 5.46 mt in February 2020. Coal production of 2021-22 has been compared with 2019-20 as 2020-21 has been considered as abnormal year due to Covid-19 pandemic.

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