The overall coal production has increased by 11.37 per cent to 60.42 million tonnes (mt) during July, 2022 as compared to 54.25 mt in July 2021.
During July 2022, Coal India Limited (CIL), and captive mines/others registered a growth of 11.12 per cent and 44.37 per cent by producing 47.33 mt and 9.80 mt coal respectively. However, Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) registered a negative growth of 32.51 per cent during the month. The production of 24 mines out of 37 top coal mines was over 100 per cent during July 2022. Another seven mines’ production stood between 80 and 100 per cent. At the same time, coal despatch increased by 8.51 per cent to 67.81 mt during July, 2022 as compared to 62.49 mt in July 2021. During July 2022, CIL and captive mines/others registered a growth of 8.17 per cent and 40.78 per cent by dispatching 54.54 mt and 9.91 mt respectively. The power utilities despatch has grown by 17.09 per cent to 58.45 mt during July this year as compared to 49.92 mt in July 2021 due to increase in power demand. Coal based power generation has registered a growth of 4.76 per cent in July 2022. The overall power generation in July 2022 has been 4.29 per cent higher than in July 2021.