India's Coal Output Up 11.37 Per Cent To 60.42 Million Tonne In July, 24 Mines Record Over 100 Per Cent Production: Govt

Swarajya Staff

Aug 12, 2022, 09:02 AM | Updated 10:07 AM IST


India's total coal output has risen by over 11 per cent to 60.42 million tonne (MT) in July compared to same month last year, according to an official release.

"The overall coal production has increased by 11.37 per cent to 60.42 million tonne (MT) from 54.25 MT during July, 2022 as compared to July 2021," the Coal Ministry said in a release on Thursday (11 August).

"As per the provisional statistics of the Ministry of Coal, during July this year Coal India Ltd (CIL), Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) 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," the release added.

However, SCCL registered a negative growth of 32.51 per cent during the month.

Of the top 37 coal mines, production of 24 mines was more than 100 per cent during July this year, according to the release.

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 from 62.49 MT during July, 2022 as compared to the previous year, the release said.

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 and 9.91 MT respectively, it added.

"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," it said.

Coal based power generation has registered a growth of 4.76 per cent in July 2022, the release said, adding that the overall power generation in July 2022 has been 4.29 per cent higher than in July 2021.

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