Captive coal miners have already produced 4.41 million tonnes more than their yearly target in the first eleven months of the current fiscal. They were asked to produce 40 million tonnes during the whole of 2018-19. This, the government said, is a 31.6% growth on a year-on-year basis during the period.
Coal production target of other mines, not operated by Coal India or Singareni Colliery, were fixed at 15 million tonnes for 2018-19. Production by these mines during April-February 2018-19 was 8.40 million tonnes against 7.94 million tonnes during corresponding period of previous year registering a 5.8% growth on an year-on-year basis.
Nevertheless, Indian coal producers have collectively registered a 8% growth during April-February 2018-19 to 638.46 million tonnes. Read More