Coal production rose 18% to 448 million tonnes in Oct - New Delhi News

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Total coal production stood at 448 million tonnes in October this year which is 18 per cent higher than that of the corresponding period of 2021.

by IANS | Updated Nov 24, 2022

Coal production rose 18% to 448 million tonnes in Oct - New Delhi News

The growth of dry fuel production from Coal India Ltd (CIL) was also more than 17 per cent.

According to official sources, the Coal Ministry is planning to build a 30 million tonnes stock at domestic coal-based plants by the end of this month.

This would help in augmenting the stock of thermal power plants to up to 45 million tonnes by March 31, 2023, they added.

Ministries of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Power, Railways and Coal are working together to promote transportation of coal through sea route, sources said further.

So far transportation of coal from Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) to Paradip by rail and thereafter to power plants on eastern coast is being made through rail-sea-rail route.

Government is promoting transportation of coal from coal mines in eastern parts of the country to power plants located on the western coast or northern parts of the country.

Accordingly, capacity of coal transportation to Paradip is being augmented, the sources further said.

Ministry of coal is closely monitoring issues related to production, transportation and quality of domestic dry fuel.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-aggregated by a computer program and has not been created or edited by FreshersLIVE.Publisher : IANS-Media

Related Articles

  • Microsoft 'Teams' adds 'Communities' to compete Facebook groups
  • LIC can be converted into composite insurer merging 4 PSU general insurers with it
  • RBI hikes repo rate to 6.25%, 5th increase in a row
  • Tim Cook, Joe Biden plan 'make in America' chips at TSMC plant
  • RBI hikes repo rate by 35 bps
  • Discussions on India's G20 priorities conclude on Day 3 of 1st Sherpa Meeting
  • PM Modi condoles demise of economist and ex-minister Y.K. Alagh
  • Airlines cut losses in 2022, will return to profit in 2023: IATA
  • India emerged as leading market in past 1 year: Motilal Oswal report
  • 'Can't fold hands and sit because it's an economic policy', SC on DeMo