Domestic Coal Production in the country has gone up by twenty eight per cent as of 16th of this month. After a record-breaking coal production of 777 Million Tonne (MT) in 2021-22, the domestic coal production continues to witness an increasing trend in the current financial year as well.
The Coal Ministry highlighted that the total domestic coal production in the year 2022-23, is over one hundred thirty seven MT in last month.
The Ministry said adequate coal supply to the power sector ensured on a sustained basis and coal stock at different mines has touched fifty two MT which is sufficient for power sector requirement for twenty four days.
The Coal Ministry said that the domestic coal production target for the current financial year is nine hundred eleven MT.
The coal imports for blending by the Domestic Coal Based power plants have also dropped to eight point eleven MT in the year 2021-22. It is the lowest coal import in the last eight years.