India’s overall coal production has increased by 8.27 per cent to 58.33 million tonne (mt) during August 2022 as compared to 53.88 mt during August 2021.
As per the provisional statistics of the Ministry of Coal, during August 2022, Coal India Limited (CIL) and captive mines/ others registered a growth of 8.49 per cent and 27.06 per cent by producing 46.22 mt and 8.02 mt respectively. However, Singareni Collieries Company Limited registered a negative growth of 17.49 per cent during the month. Of the top 37 coal producing mines in the country, 25 mines produced over 100 per cent while the production level of five mines stood between 80-100 per cent. The coal despatch increased by 5.41 per cent to 63.43 mt during August 2022 as compared to 60.18 mt in August 2021. During August 2022, CIL and captive/others registered a growth of 5.11 per cent and 26.29 per cent by despatching 51.12 mt and 8.28 mt of coal respectively. The power utilities despatch has grown by 10.84 per cent to 54.09 mt during August 2022 as compared to 48.80 mt in August 2021 due to increase in power demand.