Production and Supplies

Production And Supplies


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 730.87 million tonnes in 2019-20 (Provisional). The all India Production of coal during 2020-21 were 716.08 MT (Provisional) with a negative growth of 2.03%.

Coal India Limited (CIL) and its subsidiaries accounted for 602.13 million tonnes during 2019-20 as compared to a production of 606.89 million tonnes in 2018-19 showing a negative growth of 0.78%. Coal production of CIL during 2020-21 were 596.22 MT(Provisional) with a negative growth of 0.98%.

Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) is the main source for supply of coal to the southern region. The company produced 64.04 million tonnes of coal during 2019-20 as against 64.40 million tonnes during the corresponding period last year. SCCL production of coal during 2020-21 was 50.58 MT(Provisional) with a negative growth was 21.02.  Small quantities of coal are also produced by TISCO, IISCO, DVC and others.




  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 670.00 413.640 392.810 5.30 740.00 481.830 409.580 17.64
SCCL 68.00 46.518 32.656 42.45 68.00 48.175 31.793 51.53
Captive* 99.00 58.691 41.670 40.85 99.00 60.821 43.778 38.93
Others* 11.00 3.489 4.622 -24.51 11.00 3.582 4.616 -22.40
Total 848.00 522.338 471.758 10.72 918.00 594.408 489.767 21.37
Source: CCO report Production and dispatch target in respect of coal companies and others for Annual Plan 2021-22 and Annual Action Plan 2021-22
Note: Production and Offtake of CIL is including Gare Palma IV/1 and IV 2&3 and production of captive is excluding these blocks.


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.


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:

*Import upto Oct, 2021  (Source:-DGCI&S and CBIS’s website)

(Million tonnes)

Coal 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21(Prov.) 2021-22(Prov.)*
Coking Coal 44.56 41.64 47.00 51.84 51.83 51.20 34.25
Non-Coking Coal 159.39 149.36 161.25 183.51 196.70 164.05 96.79
Total Coal Import 203.95 191.01 208.25 235.35 248.53 215.25 131.04
Coke 3.07 4.35 4.58 4.93 2.87 2.46 1.52

Coal Production and Offtake data (last 10 years).

Coking Coal washery performance during last three years

Despatches of Coal by type during last ten years

Production of coal & Lignite for last ten years

Production of Coking Coal during last ten years

Production of Non-coal during last ten years

Production of Raw Coal from Opencast & Under-ground mines during last ten years