Coal Mining

India’s total coal production recorded a slight decrease of 2.02 per cent to 716.084 million tons in the last fiscal year. According to preliminary 2020 statistics from the coal ministry, the country had produced 730.874 million tons (MT) of coal in FT’20.

India’s total coal production registered a slight decrease of 2.02% to 716.084 million tons in the last fiscal year. The country had produced 730.874 million tons (MT) of coal in fiscal year 20, according to preliminary statistics from the coal ministry for 2020-21.

Of the total production of 716.084 MT, 671.297 MT were non-coking coal and the remaining 44,787 tons were coking coal, it said.

Of the country’s total production, 685.951 MT was produced by the public sector and the remaining 30.133 MT by the private sector.

In the Fiscal year 2020-21, Chhattisgarh recorded the highyest coal production with 158.409 MT, followed by Odisha 154.150 MT, Madhya Pradesh 132.531 MT and Jharkhand 119.296 MT.

As in previous years, Jharkhand was the leading coking coal producer in fiscal year 21 with a production of 44.387 MT, which corresponds to 99.11% of the total coking coal production of 44.787 MT.

Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said the coal sector had shown resilience despite the pandemic, reflecting the importance of its contribution to the steady development of India’s economy.
Coal Minister Anil Kumar Jain said coal is the backbone of India’s energy system as it accounts for nearly 58% of the country’s commercial primary energy supply and coal-based energy accounts for more than 70% of the energy produced in the country.
Coal India Ltd. alone accounts for 83.26% of coal production in the country

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