Economy

Coal production up 8% so far this fiscal

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 15, 2019 Published on March 15, 2019

Domestic coal production from April to February 2018 stood at 638.46 million tonnes. This is 8 per cent higher than the 591.42 million tonnes reported during the same period of the previous financial year 2017-2018.

The production target for Coal India (CIL) was fixed at 610 million tonnes for the current fiscal. This target is likely to be missed as coal production during April-February was 527.70 mt. But this is higher than the 495.08 mt reported during the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.

For Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL), coal production target was fixed at 65 mt for 2018-2019. But production during the period under review stood at 57.94 mt.

The coal production target for captive mines was fixed at 40 mt for the current fiscal. The coal production during April-February 2018-19 was 44.41 mt compared to 33.76 mt during the corresponding period of the previous year registering a growth rate of 31.6 per cent.

Published on March 15, 2019
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