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 716.01 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 596.25 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.
COAL PRODUCTION AND OFFTAKE APRIL-AUGUST- 2021-2022 (IN MT)
|Company||Target||Ach. (Prov)||Actual During Cores
period of previous year
|Growth (%)||Target||Ach. (Prov.)||Actual During Cores
period of previous year
|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.|
COAL DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING
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.
IMPORT OF COAL
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 March, 2021 (Source:-DGCI&S and CBIS’s website)
|Total Coal Import||203.95||190.95||208.27||235.24||248.54||214.97|