India’s total coal production increased by 11.66 per cent to 75.87 Million Ton (MT) in November, 2022 compared to 67.94 MT in November 2021.
During the last month, Coal India Ltd (CIL) registered a growth of 12.82 per cent, whereas Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) and captive mines registered a growth of 7.84 per cent and 6.87 per cent respectively.
Also the coal dispatch to power utilities has increased by 3.55 per cent to 62.34 MT during November as compared to 60.2 MT the previous year.
“Of the top 37 mines in coal production, as many as 24 mines produced more than 100 per cent and production of five mines stood between 80 and 100 per cent,” the Ministry of Coal said.
Earlier, Union Minister of State for Coal Raosaheb Danve Patil said that India is planning to increase its annual coal production to 1.5 billion tonnes by 2030 to meet its increasing fuel demand.
“Our total dispatch in 2013-14 was 572 million tons, last year it was 817 million tonnes, this year it will be 900 million tonnes. Despite this, domestic production will not be able to fulfil full coal demand,” the minister said
As the country is aiming to become self-reliant in the coal sector, deliberations are in progress on how the country can perform sustainable coal mining, said the Coal Minister.