September coal production rises 12% from a year ago

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NEW DELHI: Coal production rose more than 12% in September from a year ago, a factor that helped boost thermal power production by over 13% as festive demand kicked in.
A government statement on Monday pegged overall September coal production at 57. 9 million tonnes (MT) against 51. 7MT in the same month of 2021. The statement said Coal India’s production rose 12% and SCCL’s 8. 4%,while captive mines posted a growth of 12. 3% during the period under review.
Some 25 out of the 37 major mines posted a production level of more than 100%and output of another five mines stood between 80% and even 100% during the period under review.
Higher coal production led to 3% more despatch to generation utilities at 51. 71MT against 50MT in the year-ago period. As a result, coal-based power generation registered a growth of 13%, overall power generation rose 13. 7% during the month under review.
Overall coal despatch increased by 1. 9% to 61MT in September from 60MT in the year-ago period. CIL , SCCL and captive mines registered a growth of 1%, 4% and 6. 8% by despatching 48. 8MT, 4. 7MT and 7. 5MT coal, respectively.
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