The coal based power generation witnessed a growth of 16.13 per cent during April-July 2022 as compared to the same period of FY 2021-22. It is expected to grow further.
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In view of the expectation of a sharp jump in the demand for electricity after the monsoon, the government is constantly trying to increase the production of coal. According to the data released by the Ministry of Coal total production of coal It has increased by more than 11 percent compared to last year. At the same time, 100 percent production has been seen in 24 coal mines. Water filling of mines during monsoon has an impact on coal production and its dispatch, due to which there is a decline in power plant stocks with increased demand for electricity during festivals. For this reason, this year the government is increasing the production in every possible way so that the stock is maintained.
how much was the production in july
The total production of coal in July 2022 crossed 60 million tonnes with an increase of 11.37 percent over the previous year. A total of 54 million tonnes of coal was produced in July last year. At the same time, out of 37 largest coal mines in the country, production from 24 mines was 100 percent. The production in 7 mines was between 80 and 100 percent. At the same time, in July, the dispatch of coal increased by 8.51 percent to 67.8 million tonnes. Due to the increasing demand for electricity, coal sent to the power plant increased by 17 percent to 58.4 million tonnes.
electricity demand increased
India is the third largest energy consuming country in the world. According to the data, the demand for electricity is seeing an increase of about 4.7 percent every year. The data available on Power System Operation Corporation shows that during April-July 2022, the country witnessed a sharp growth of 13.93 per cent in electricity demand as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. The reason for this can be attributed to the sharp rise in temperature, delay in monsoon in the northern region of the country as well as the full resumption of business activities in the post-Covid period. The coal based power generation witnessed a growth of 16.13 per cent during April-July 2022 as compared to the same period of FY 2021-22. The demand for coal is also likely to increase with the forecast of further increase in power demand.