Public Sector

Coal India production growth no longer in negative territory

Coal India production growth no longer in negative territory

Coal India production growth no longer in negative territory

Coal India production growth no longer in negative territory – Coal India (CIL), which has been clocking negative growth in production during this fiscal, has been ready to neutralize it for the primary time will result in the assembly of 265.69 million tonnes (mt) recorded on October 20 has come at level with last year’s output on an equivalent date.

Due to a catalytic role by Mahanadi Coalfields and Northern Coalfields, the organization posted a marginal 0.04 mt increase in volume terms, because of which produced 71.7 mt and 60 mt as of October 20 – a rise by 9.61 mt and 3.15 mt, respectively, on a year-on-year basis, a CIL statement said.

CIL began posting strong growth in production and offtake from August and recorded the highest-ever production and offtake growth in September, clocking 31.6% and 31.7%, respectively. In October, CIL recorded around 20% growth in output and 24.3% in offtake.

Now on, ramping up coal production wouldn’t be a drag, especially with coal seams exposed. Over-burden removal grew phenomenally at 71% in September and 22.3% during the primary half of the fiscal, a senior company executive said.

The first quarter of the fiscal suffered 11.6% growth constriction in production and a 21.5% slump in offtake. Considering this huge setback, the organization came back strongly, expunging the negative trend in output on October 20 as CIL shrugged off the primary quarter’s tepid growth and clocked a strong 10.6% increase in production and a near 10% growth in offtake during the second quarter compared with an equivalent period last fiscal. Coal offtake till October 20 at 287.19 mts is 4.9% lower compared with an equivalent date last fiscal.

“However, we are confident of removing the negative trend in coal offtake by November and grow from there on, especially with thermal power plants and non-regulated sector customers showing keenness to lift increased quantities of coal. there’s also a spike within the auction sales,” a CIL spokesperson said.

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