New Delhi [India], May 10 (ANI): India's coal production rose to 66.58 million tonnes in April 2022 from 51.62 million tonnes in the same month last year, showing 29 per cent year-on-year increase, the government data showed on Tuesday.
In April 2022, Coal India Ltd (CIL), Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) and Captive mines/others registered a growth of 27.64 per cent, 9.59 per cent and 59.98 per cent by producing 53.47 MT, 5.32 MT and 7.79 MT of coal respectively, according to the provisional statistics of the Ministry of Coal.
Coal despatch increased by 8.66 per cent to 71.30 MT in April 2022 from 65.62 MT in April 2020. During April 2022, CIL, SCCL and Captive/Others registered a growth of 6.01 per cent, 5.53 per cent and 35.69 per cent by despatching 57.50 MT, 5.74 MT and 8.06 MT respectively.
Of the top 37 coal producing mines, 22 have performed more than 100 per cent and another 10 mines' production stood between 80 and 100 per cent.
The Power utilities coal despatch has gone up by 18.15 per cent to 61.81 MT during April, 2022 as compared to 52.32 MT in April, 2020. Fall in import prices of coal have been observed since the end of October last year. However, international prices are still at high level, the Ministry of Coal said in a statement.
Coal-based power generation has registered a growth of 9.26 per cent last month as compared to April 2021 and growth of 2.25 per cent as compared to Mar 2022.
The overall power generation in April 2022 has been 11.75 per cent higher than the power generated in April 2021 and 2.23 per cent higher than power generated in March 2022.
Coal-based power generation in the month of April 2022 has been 102,529 MU in comparison to 100,276 MU in March 2022 and registered a growth of 2.25 per cent. Total power generation has also increased in April 2022 to 136,565 MU from 133,584 MU in March 2022, the Ministry of Coal said. (ANI)