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House briefed of Coal Production

Dec 13th, 2018 12:34 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

Minister of Coal & Railways, Piyush Goyal in briefed the Lok Sabha today. That in 2018-19 (up to 30.11.2018), Coal India Limited (CIL) supplied 315.94 Million Tonnes (MT) of coal achieving a growth of more than 8% in coal supply to the power sector over the supply of 291.78 MT in the corresponding period of last year. Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has supplied 35.04 MT of coal to power plants (up to 30.11.2018). The coal based Power generation during the period of April-November 2018, registered a growth of 5.5 % over the generation in the corresponding period of last year. The coal supplied from CIL to the linked plants in the State of Tamil Nadu for the year 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19(up to 30.11.2018) has been 19.68 MT, 18.68 MT, 22.32 MT and 15.79 MT respectively.

As on 09.12.2018, the total coal stock available at 124 power plants, which are monitored in Central Electricity Authority (CEA) on daily basis, was 14.4 MT which is sufficient to run the power plants for an average of 9 days. As per CEA report, coal based power generation has been 99.16 % of the programme during April-Nov 2018.

Coal and coke, being under Open General License as per the import policy of the Government, are imported by various consumers and traders as per their requirements. However, Ministry of Power has on 30.05.2018, advised to Energy Department of State Governments to assess their requirement in respect of import of coal and plan accordingly.

With the multiple synchronistic efforts including enabling legislation, clear and transparent policy and greater autonomy for constituent units with an emphasis on quality, safety and environment protection, all India raw coal production was increased from 565.77 MT in 2013-14 to 676.48 MT in 2017-18 (4 years), an absolute increase of 110.71 MT as compared to increase of coal production of 33.73 MT between 2009-10 and 2013-14 (4 years).

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