Coal Production Hits 92.87 Million Tonne in Dec-2023

Jan 02: The Ministry of Coal has achieved a substantial surge in overall coal production during  December 2023, reaching 92.87 Million tonnes (MT), surpassing the figures of 83.86 MT,  the previous year, representing an increase of 10.75%. The production of Coal India Limited (CIL) has risen to 71.86 MT in December 2023 as compared to 66.37 MT in December 2022 with a growth of 8.27%. The Cumulative Coal Production (up to December 2023) has seen a quantum jump to 684.31 MT in FY’ 23-24 compared to 608.34 MT during the same period in FY’ 22-23—a growth of 12.47 %.

Coal dispatch in December 2023, reached 86.23 MT, showcasing notable progress compared to  79.58 MT recorded in December 2022, with a growth rate of 8.36%. Coal India Limited (CIL) dispatch stood at 66.10 MT in December 2023, compared to 62.66 MT in December 2022, representing a growth of 5.49%. The Cumulative Coal Dispatch (up to December 2023) has seen a significant jump to 709.80 MT in FY’ 23-24 as compared to 637.40 MT during the corresponding period in FY’ 22-23,  with a growth of 11.36 %.

The coal sector has witnessed an unprecedented upswing, with production, dispatch and stock levels soaring to remarkable heights. This growth is attributed to  Coal PSUs, which have been pivotal in driving this progress. This underscores the dedication of the coal supply chain, ensuring seamless distribution of coal nationwide. The Ministry of Coal reaffirms its commitment to maintaining consistent coal production and dispatch, ensuring an uninterrupted supply for a reliable and resilient energy sector.

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