India’s overall coal production has increased by 12.01 per cent to 57.93 million tonne (mt) during September 2022 from 51.72 mt in September 2021.
As per the provisional statistics of the Ministry of Coal, during September 2022, Coal India Limited (CIL), Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) and captive mines/others registered a growth of 12.35 per cent, 8.43 per cent and 12.37 per cent by producing 45.67 mt, 4.93 mt and 7.33 mt respectively. Of the top 37 mines, 25 mines production level has been more than 100 per cent and another five mines’ production stood between 80 and 100 per cent during September 2022. The coal despatch increased by 1.95 per cent to 61.18 mt during September 2022 from 60.02 mt in the same period last year. During September 2022, CIL , SCCL and captive mines /others registered a growth of 1.03 per cent, 4.13 per cent and 6.84 per cent by despatching 48.88 mt, 4.77 mt and 7.53 mt respectively. Power utilities despatch has increased to 51.71 mt during September 2022 as compared to 50.16 mt same time last year. Coal based power generation has registered a growth of 13.40 per cent in September 2022 as compared to the previous year. The overall power generation in September 2022 has been 13.77 per cent higher than the power generated in September 2021.