India’s Coal Production Registers 32 Per Cent Growth In June With Over 67 Million Tonnes

India’s coal production registered a growth of 32.57 per cent and increased to 67.59 Million Ton (MT) during June 2022 from 50.98 MT in June 2021.

According to the provisional statistics of the Ministry of Coal, Coal India Ltd (CIL), Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL), and captive mines/others registered a growth of 28.87 per cent, 5.50 per cent, and 83.53 per cent by producing 51.56 MT, 5.56 MT, and 10.47 MT respectively during June this year.

“Of the top 37 coal mines, as many as 22 mines produced more than 100 per cent and production of another nine mines stood between 80 to 100 per cent,” the Ministry of Coal said.

At the same time, coal despatch increased by 20.69 per cent to 75.46 MT from 62.53 MT during June 2022 as compared to June 2021.

During June this year, CIL and captives/others registered a growth of 15.20 per cent and 88.23 per cent by dispatching 58.98 and 11.05 MT, respectively. SCCL reported a decrease by 0.46 per cent during the month.

Also, the Power utilities’ dispatch grew by 30.77 per cent to 64.89 MT during June this year compared to 49.62 MT in June 2021 due to increased power demand.

“Coal based power generation has registered a growth of 26.58 per cent in June 2022 as compared to June 2021. The overall power generation in June 2022 has been 17.73 per cent higher than in June 2021,” the ministry said.

However, Coal-based power generation in June 2022 was 95,880 million units (MU) compared to 98,609 MU in May 2022 and registered a decrease of 2.77 per cent.

Total power generation has also decreased in June 2022 to 1,38,995 MU from 1,40,059 MU in May 2022 and registered a negative growth of 0.76 per cent.