India's Coal Production Rises 18 Per Cent To 448 Million Tonne In October

by Swarajya Staff - Nov 24, 2022 02:38 PM +05:30 IST
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The total coal production in the country stands at 448 million tonnes (MT) as of October 2022, which is 18 per cent higher than the production of the corresponding period of last year, an official release said on Thursday (24 November).

The growth of coal production from Coal India Ltd (CIL) is also more than 17 per cent, the Coal Ministry said in a release.

The ministry said that it is planning to build stock at domestic coal-based plants to the tune of 30 million tonne by the end of November 2022. 

It has plan to keep building the stock so that by the end of 31 March 2023, Thermal Power Plants (TPP) stock go up to 45 million tonnes. 

It is further planned to enhance coal stock at the pithead, according to the ministry.

"During the first seven months this year, there is 9 per cent growth in average rakes per day availability which is helping to transport higher quantity of coal and building up stocks at power plants," the ministry said. 

"Ministry of Power is also augmenting transportation of coal through rail-cum-road mode. CIL has communicated quota for RCR mode of lifting to all the power generating companies for next eight months.  This will help power generating companies to plan transportation logistics in advance," it added.

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