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Coal Production Hits 448 Million Tonnes In October

Coal Production Hits 448 Million Tonnes In October

The ministry of coal on Thursday informed that the total coal production in the country as of October, 2022 stood at 448 million tonnes registering an 18 per cent year-on-year (YoY) increase.

Coal production growth from Coal India is also 17 per cent more this year.

The ministry stated that it plans to build a stock of nearly 30 million tonnes at domestic coal-based plants by November end and will keep building it till 31 March 2023 so that it goes up to 45 million tonnes.

On the transportation of coal, the ministry said that during the first seven months of this year, there has been a 9 per cent growth in average rakes per day availability. 

It added that the growth is aiding the transportation of higher quantities of coal and building up stocks at power plants.

Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Ministry of Power, Railways and Coal are also working together to promote the transportation of coal through sea routes.

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The ministry also stated that the government is promoting the transportation of coal from coal mines in eastern parts of the country to power plants located on the western coast or northern parts of the country.

It also said that capacity of coal transportation to Paradip is being augmented. 

It added that the government is planning to promote the transportation of coal through all three possible modes.

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