There will be no shortage of coal in the power plant during summer, Coal India will increase production from March

CIL’s current coal production is 2.3 million tonnes per day and plans to increase it to 26 lakh tonnes per day or more in March

Coal India will increase coal production

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There will be no shortage of coal in the power plant amid increasing demand this summer. Public sector company Coal India will increase coal production in the coming times. Coal India ,Coal India) has crossed the level of coal supply of the previous financial year only in about 11 months of the current financial year. In October last year coal (CoalIn view of the shortage of ) the government wants to strengthen the stock of coal before the onset of summer. as well as the import of coal (import) also wants to reduce, that is why emphasis is being given to increase production. The government has already projected that India will achieve self-sufficiency in coal for thermal power generation by 2024. Coal production in the country increased by 6.13 percent to 79.5 million tonnes during January 2022.

Coal India increased the supply of coal

According to the data released today, Coal India has supplied 575 million tonnes of coal, which is more than the total supply of this dry fuel in 2020-21. Coal India Limited (CIL) said in a statement that the company had supplied 574.5 million tonnes of coal in the financial year 2020-21. According to the statement, ‘CIL has exceeded the total coal supply for the financial year 2020-21 till 16 February, about one and a half months before the end of the financial year 2021-22.’ During this period, the supply to the country’s power plants increased by 23 percent on an annual basis to 468.4 million tonnes. CIL’s current coal production is 2.3 million tonnes per day and plans to increase it to 26 lakh tonnes per day or more in March.

India will be self-sufficient in coal requirements of thermal power plants

India will achieve self-sufficiency in coal for thermal power generation by the year 2024. Coal Secretary Anil Kumar Jain this week announced Coal India’s subsidiary Western Coalfields Ltd. (WCL) said this after the review meeting. He said domestic coal production would increase by 10 per cent and by 2024 the need to import this dry fuel for thermal power would be eliminated. Jain said that by 2024 the need to import coal for thermal power would be eliminated. He said that 90 million tonnes of coal is imported for thermal power plants. It is expected that this year we will get 60 to 70 million tonnes of this domestically. In 2023, the need for coal imports for thermal power would be greatly limited, he said. Jain said that next year the demand for electricity will increase by about 10 percent.

Coal production increased in January

Coal production in the country increased by 6.13 percent to 79.5 million tonnes during January 2022. The coal production in the country during January 2020 was 75 million tonnes. “During January 2022, the country’s coal production increased by 6.13 per cent to 796 million tonnes as compared to January 2020,” the Coal Ministry said in a statement. According to the ministry, ‘The financial year 2020-21 has been considered abnormal due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. Therefore, the coal production of FY 2022 has been compared with that of FY 2019-20. According to the provisional data of the Ministry of Coal, Coal India Limited (CIL) has achieved a growth of 2.35 percent by producing 64.5 million tonnes of coal during January this year.

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