India’s coal production has increased by 32.57 per cent to 67.59 million tonne (mt) from 50.98 mt during June 2022 as compared to June 2021.
Coal India Limited (CIL), Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) and captive mines/others registered a growth of 28.87 per cent, 5.50 per cent and 83.53 per cent by producing 51.56 mt, 5.56 mt and 10.47 mt respectively. Of the top 37 coal mines as many as 22 mines produced more than 100 per cent and production of another nine mines stood between 80 and 100 per cent. At the same time, coal despatch increased by 20.69 per cent to 75.46 mt during June 2022 from 62.53 mt during June 2021. During June 22, CIL and captives/others registered a growth of 15.20 per cent and 88.23 per cent by despatching 58.98 mt and 11.05 mt respectively. Meanwhile, SCCL registered a negative growth of 0.46 per cent during the month. In addition to this, the power utilities despatch has grown by 30.77 per cent to 64.89 mt during June this year as compared to 49.62 mt in June 2021 due to increase in power demand.