India’s coal production increased by 8.27% in Aug 2022 to 58.33 Million Tonne (MT), as compared to 53.88 MT during the same month last year beating the trend that we saw production fall during the monsoon months.
Coal Ministry said, of the top 37 coal-producing mines in the country, 25 mines produced more than 100 percent while the production level of five mines stood between 80 and 100 percent.
The coal production target for August was 67.94 million tonnes (MT), according to the government’s monthly statistics (provisional).
The country’s coal output in the first five months of the ongoing financial year increased to 324.39 MT as against 263.97 MT in the April-August period of the previous fiscal.
“The overall power generation in Aug 2022 has been 3.14% higher than the power generated in Aug 2021. However, Coal based power generation in Aug 2022 has been 85785 MU in comparison to 86039 MU in July 2022 and registered a minor negative growth of 0.30%,” the statement said.
At the same time, coal despatch increased by 5.41% to 63.43 MT in August 2022 as compared to the same period the previous year. In August 2022, CIL and captive /others registered a growth of 5.11% and 26.29% by despatching 51.12 MT and 8.28 MT respectively.
Amid rising demand, the supply of coal to power utilities grew by 10.84 percent to 54.09 MT during August compared to 48.80 MT in the same month last fiscal.