This Time Last Year

India’s coal production during the first three months(April-June) of 2011-12 stood at 118.91 mt,lower than the target of 124.91 mt ,but almost flat as compared to 118.73 mt produced in the corresponding period of 2010-11,according to information available from the Coal Ministry.

During the first quarter of 2011-12,Coal India Ltd(CIL) subsidiaries had produced 96.31 mt,singareni Coallieries Company Ltd(SCCL) produced 11.61 mt and the remaining 10.99 mt was produced by other captive coal mines.

However,during the month of june,coal production of India stood at 38.39 million tons (mt),down 3.3 percent from 39.69 mt produced in the corresponding month of 2010.

Of the total production during the month,30.64 mt was produced by CIL subsidiaries,4.13 mt by SCCL and 3.62 mt by captive coal mines.The actual production during the month of june was 7.7 percent lower than the target of 41.58 mt.The production in May 2011stood at 40.66 mt.

India’s domestic coal production in 2011-2012 was fixed at 554.00 mt,of which 447 mt was to be produced by CIL,51.00 mt by captive mines.CIL,however,ended up with 435.84 mt while SCCL just managed to achieve its target producing 52.211 mt.

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