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Production & Supplies

COAL PRODUCTION

Through sustained programme of investment and greater thrust on application of modern technologies, it has been possible to raise the All India production of coal at 728.72 million tonnes in 2018-19 (Provisional). The all India Production of coal during 2019-20 were 729.10 MT (Provisional) with a positive growth was 0.05%.

Coal India Limited (CIL) and its subsidiaries accounted for 606.89 million tonnes during 2018-19 as compared to a production of 567.36 million tonnes in 2017-18 showing a growth of 6.9%. Coal production of CIL during 2019-20 were 602.15 MT(Provisional) with a negative growth was -0.78%.

Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) is the main source for supply of coal to the southern region. The company produced 64.40 million tonnes of coal during 2018-19 as against 62.01 million tonnes during the corresponding period last year. SCCL production of coal during 2019-20 was 64.40 MT(Provisional) with a negative growth was -0.55%. Small quantities of coal are also produced by TISCO, IISCO, DVC and others.


2020-2021

COAL PRODUCTION AND OFFTAKE APRIL-MAY- 2020-2021 (IN MT)

Production Offtake/Dispatch*
Company Target Ach. (Prov) Actual During Cores
period of previous year
Growth (%) Target Ach. (Prov.) Actual During Cores
period of previous year
Growth (%)
CIL && 81.81 91.99 -11.1 && 79.02 104.52 -24.4
SCCL && 6.23 11.37 -45.2 && 5.59 11.32 -50.6
Captive* && 7.46 8.52 -12.4 && 7.91 8.57 -7.8
Others* && 1.14 1.25 -8.9 -&& 1.15 1.25 -8.3
Total && 96.64 113.01 -14.5 && 93.65 125.57 -25.4
Source: CCO, CIL & SCCL, && Target has not been finalised
Note: Production and Offtake of CIL is including Gare Palma IV/1 and IV 2&3 and production of captive is excluding these blocks.

COAL DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING

The Marketing Division of CIL coordinates marketing activities for all its subsidiaries. CIL has set up Regional Sales Offices and Sub-Sales Offices at selected places in the country to cater to the needs of the consuming sectors in various regions.

IMPORT OF COAL

As per the present Import policy, coal can be freely imported (under Open General Licence) by the consumers themselves considering their needs based on their commercial prudence.

Coking Coal is being imported by Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and other Steel manufacturing units mainly to bridge the gap between the requirement and indigenous availability and to improve the quality. Coal based power plants, cement plants, captive power plants, sponge iron plants, industrial consumers and coal traders are importing non-coking coal. Coke is imported mainly by Pig-Iron manufacturers and Iron & Steel sector consumers using mini-blast furnace.

Details of import of coal and products i.e. coke during the last six years is as under:

(Million tonnes)

*Import upto January, 2020
Coal 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19(Prov.) 2019-20*(Prov.)
Coking Coal 43.72 44.56 41.64 47.00 51.84 43.39
Non-Coking Coal 174.07 159.39 149.31 161.27 183.40 163.84
Total Coal Import 217.78 203.95 190.95 208.27 235.24 207.23
Coke 3.29 3.07 4.35 4.58 4.93 2.45