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Overall coal production in India up 8.27pc to 58.33 million ton in Aug 2022


NEW DELHI, SEPT 05, 2022

India’s overall coal production increased by 8.27 per cent to 58.33 Million Ton (MT) from 53.88 MT during August, 2022 as compared to August 2021. As per the provisional statistics of the Ministry of Coal, during August 2022, Coal India Ltd (CIL) and captive mines/ others registered a growth of 8.49 and 27.06 per cent by producing 46.22 MT and 8.02 MT respectively. However, SCCL 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 more than 100 per cent while the production level of five mines stood between 80 and 100 per cent.

At the same time, coal despatch increased by 5.41 per cent to 63.43 MT from 60.18 MT during Aug 2022 as compared to Aug 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 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.

The overall power generation in August 2022 has been 3.14 per cent higher than the power generated in August 2021. However, Coal based power generation in the month of August 2022 has been 85785 MU in comparison to 86039 MU in July 2022 and registered a minor negative growth of 0.30 per cent.

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