Coal Ministry on Friday said there has been recording coal production and despatch from April to November this year
Coal production increased by 17.13 percent to 524.20 Million Tons during the period as compared to 447.54 Million Ton production during the same period of the previous year. Coal India Ltd reported coal production of 412.63 MT up to November as compared to 353.41 MT during the same period of the previous year. This is an increase of 16.76 percent.
To enhance the coal production capacity, Coal Ministry has put 141 new coal blocks for commercial auction. It has been engaging regularly with various coal companies in the country and monitoring their production. The efforts made to increase domestic production and despatch have shown excellent results. India is the world’s third-largest energy-consuming country and the electricity demand is growing by about 4.7 percent annually.
Coal Ministry is taking steps to augment rail connectivity infrastructure for all significant mines under PM Gati Shakti to ensure faster transportation. The total coal despatch was 557.95 MT from April to November this year as compared to 519.26 MT during the same period last year. This is a growth of 7.45 percent which shows a steady and efficient amount of coal despatch to various sectors across the nation.