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.
CIL registers highest ever coal production increase in FY 15-16 with production and off-take crossing 500M Tonnes. pic.twitter.com/Iyue1aNXbX
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) September 7, 2016