CIL India registers highest ever coal production increase in FY 15-16 with production and off-take crossing 500M Tonnes

Coal India Limited - India
Coal India Limited - India

Through sustained programme of investment and greater thrust on application of modern technologies, it has been possible to raise the production of coal from a level of about 70 million tonnes at the time of nationalization of coal mines in early 1970’s to 638.05 (Prov.) million tonnes (All India) in 2015-16.

Coal India limited and its subsidiaries accounted for 538.75 million tonnes (including Gare-Palma block) during 2015-16 as against a production of 494.23 million tonnes in 2014-15 showing a growth of 9%.

Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) is the main source for supply of coal to the southern region. The company produced 60.38 million tonnes of coal during 2015-16 as against 52.54 million tonnes during the corresponding period last year. Small quantities of coal are also produced by TISCO, IISCO, DVC and others.