Coal production up by 16% to 608 mn tonnes during April-Dec period of current fiscal - New Delhi News
by IANS | Updated Jan 03, 2023
Coal India Limited (CIL) reported 15.82 per cent rise in production as 479.05 million tonnes of dry fuel production was recorded up to December in the current fiscal as against 413 million tonnes produced during the corresponding period of last year, official sources said.
Coal Ministry sources said that production has increased due to greater usage of mining capacities of captive coal blocks.
The Ministry has also amended the Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules, 1960 under MMDR (Amendment) Act, 2021 to allow lessee of captive mines to sell coal or lignite up to 50 per cent of the total excess production after meeting the requirement of the end-use plants.
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