India’s coal production in financial year 2021-22 rose by 8.55 per cent to 777.23 million tonne.
“As per the provisional data of the Ministry of Coal, the total coal production during 2021-22 has touched 777.23 Million Tonne (MT) compared to 716 MT during 2020-21, a growth of 8.55 per cent,” an official release said on Friday (1 April).
Meanwhile, Coal India Ltd (CIL) production has also gone up by 4.43 per cent from 596.24 MT in 2020-21 to 622.64 MT during the financial year 2021-22, the Coal Ministry said in a release.
Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) produced 65.02 MT during 2021-22 compared to 50.58 MT the previous year, registering an increase of 28.55 per cent.
At the same time, coal production of captive mines has gone up to 89.57 MT with an increase of 29.47 per cent. During 2020-21 it was only 69.18 MT, the ministry said.
Further, total coal dispatch during 2021-22 touched the figure of 818.04 MT against the figure of 690.71 MT in the previous year, an increase of 18.43 per cent.
During the period, CIL dispatched 661.85 MT coal against the previous year figure of 573.80 MT, the ministry said.