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India: Coal production crosses 1 billion tonne

It is now also confident of coal inventory to go up to 155 million tonnes by March 31.
Coal stocks at Coal India stood at 82.3 million tonnes as of March 22. (PTI)

India’s coal and lignite production crossed 1 billion tonne as of March 22, surpassing last fiscal’s output of 937.2 million tonne 25 days in advance, according to data from coal ministry. Additionally, the country currently has 96 million tonnes coal stocks available with coal companies. The domestic coal-based thermal power plants maintain coal stocks of 48.2 million tonnes as of March 21 which is sufficient for 21 days, as per the ministry. Coal stocks at Coal India stood at 82.3 million tonnes as of March 22.

“This ample coal reserve ensures uninterrupted power supply across the nation, a crucial factor in sustaining economic activities and meeting the escalating electricity demand, especially during peak consumption periods,” the ministry said. The coal ministry has envisaged a target of 1 billion tonne production before the current financial year concludes.

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