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Coal production rises to 34 million tonnes in first half of May

The total dispatch of coal has been at 37.18 MT, recording an increase of 15.87 per cent as compared to the corresponding period of last year.

Sheenu Sharma Edited by: Sheenu Sharma @20Sheenu New Delhi Published on: May 25, 2022 9:36 IST
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Coal production rises to 34 million tonnes in first half of May. 

Highlights

  • Coal production increased to 34 MT in first half of May to meet rising power demand
  • The total coal production increased to 33.94 million tonnes, said government
  • Total coal dispatch including non-CIL producing units has been to tune of 71.77 MT for April month

To meet the rising power demand, coal production increased to 34 million tonnes (MT) in the first half of May, the government said on Tuesday (May 24), adding that total coal production increased to 33.94 million tonnes, achieving a growth of 36.23 per cent over the production of 24.91 MT during the same period last year.

The total dispatch of coal has been at 37.18 MT, recording an increase of 15.87 per cent as compared to the corresponding period of last year.

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The total coal dispatch including non-CIL coal producing units has been to the tune of 71.77 MT for the entire month of April, registering a growth of 9.39 per cent on a year-on-year basis.

"The Ministry of Coal is continuing all efforts to further enhance coal production and dispatch to meet the increasing power demand in the country," the ministry said.

The government said that Coal India Limited (CIL) has played an important role in augmenting production and recorded its highest monthly coal production of 53.47 MT in the month of April, registering a growth of 27.64 per cent on a year-on-year basis. 

Up to May 15, CIL's production has been at 26.35 MT, an increase of 34.44 per cent over production of 19.60 MT during same period last year.

The total coal production in the country has increased to 67 MT in April 2022 registering a growth of 29.80 per cent, according to data released by the Ministry of Coal.

The total dispatches of coal from CIL went up to 57.50 MT in April from 54.23 MT in April 2021, indicating an increase of 6.03 per cent. As per the consolidated figures, overall dispatches (including non-CIL production) to power have been at the level of 61.69 MT as compared to 52.32 MT in April 2021, recording an increase of 17.91 per cent.

As per the consolidated figures, overall dispatches (including non CIL production) to power have been at the level of 61.69 MT as compared to 52.32 MT in April 2021, recording an increase of 17.91 per cent.

"The Ministry of Coal is continuing all efforts to further enhance coal production and dispatch to meet the increasing power demand in the country due to sustained economic growth and also the seasonal factors," the statement said.

(With agencies inputs)

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