The Ministry of Coal has clarified that supply of coal to the power sector is regularly being supervised by the ministry in close coordination with the Ministries of Power and Railways.
As a result of this coordinated efforts, the closing stock of coal at the domestic coal-based power plants, as on October 31, 2022 was 25.6 million tonnes (mt) which is the highest ever in the month of October except for the Covid year of 2020-21. The domestic coal supply to the power sector is 12 per cent more than the same period of last year which is the highest ever supply to power sector in the first seven months of any financial year. The total domestic coal production is 18 per cent higher than the same period of previous year with Coal India Limited (CIL), achieving a growth of 17.5 per cent. The captive coal blocks produced 58.6 mt in first seven months registering a growth of 37.5 per cent over the same period of the previous year. The domestic coal rake loading from all sources of CIL to power sector has been at an all time high of 296.5 rakes per day which is 19 per cent increase over the same period of the previous year.