India’s coal production rises by 34 per cent in May 2022

The country’s coal production has registered an year-on-year increase of 33.88 per cent to 71.30 million tonnes (mt) in May 2022 from 53.25 mt during May 2021.

As per the provisional data of the Ministry of Coal, Coal India Limited (CIL), Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) and captive mines/others have registered a growth of 30.04 per cent, 11.01 per cent and  83.33 per cent by producing 54.72 mt, 6.04 mt and 10.54 mt respectively, during May 2022. Meanwhile, coal dispatch increased by 16.05 per cent from 67.06 mt in May 2021 to 77.83 mt in May 2022. CIL, SCCL and captives/others have registered a growth of 11.34 per cent, 5.66 per cent and 67.06 per cent by dispatching 61.24 mt, 6.13 mt and 10.46 mt respectively. Of the top 37 coal producing mines, 23 produced more than 100 per cent, while the performance of 10 mines stood between 80 and 100 per cent.

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