With 18% Increase Coal Production Touches 448 Million Ton

With 18% Increase Coal Production Touches 448 Million Ton

The country’s total coal production reached 448 million tons (MT) in October 2022, 18% higher than the output in the same period last year. Coal India Ltd (CIL) coal production growth is also above 17%. The Ministry of Coal plans to build stockpiles at national coal-fired power plants to reach 30 million tons by the end of November 2022. The ministry continues to build stockpiles until the end of March 31, 2023. Inventories of power plants (TPP) increased to 45 million tons. It is also planned to increase the amount of coal reserves on the floor.

In the first seven months of this year, the average amount of rake available per day increased by 9%, helping to transport more coal and build stockpiles at power plants. The Department of Energy is also increasing coal transportation by road-railway. CIL has announced the removal of CPR quotas for all utilities for the next eight months. This will help power generation companies plan transportation logistics in advance.

The Ministry of Ports, Transport and Waterways, the Ministry of Energy, Railways and Coal are working together to promote coal shipping by sea. Until now, transportation of coal from MCL to Paradip by rail and then to power plants on the east coast has been by rail-sea-rail. The government encourages transporting coal from coal mines in the east of the country to power plants located on the west or north coast of the country. As a result, the capacity to transport coal to Paradip is increased. It is expected to begin shipping coal to power plants on the West Coast through the RSR early next year. The government plans to promote coal transport in three possible modes. The Ministry of Coal closely monitors issues related to domestic coal production, transportation and quality.



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