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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COAL
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1835
ANSWERED ON:  21.09.2020
Coal Stock
Shardaben Anilbhai Patel
Will the Minister of



COAL be pleased to state:-




(a) the quantum of stock of coal available in the country at present;
(b) the quantity of coal in tonnes produced by Coal India Limited during each of the last three financial years;
(c) the quantity of coal in tonnes imported by India during the last three financial years; and
(d) the details of the specific measures undertaken by Coal India Limited to increase the production of coal?





ANSWER


MINISTER OF PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS, COAL AND MINES
(SHRI PRALHAD JOSHI)

(a):As on 16/09/2020, the vendible stock with CIL and SCCL was 62.09Million Tonnes (MT) and coal stock with power plants was 35.056 MT.

(b): The coal production by Coal India Limited (CIL) during the last three financial years is given below:-

Year Production in (MT)
2017-18 567.36
2018-19 606.89
2019-20 602.15

(c): The details of coal imported during last three financial years is given below:-

Year Import of coal in (MT)
2017-18 208.27
2018-19 235.24
2019-20 248.54

(d):Coal India Limited (CIL) has taken following steps to enhance coal production:

• Implementing on-going projects in time bound manner to achieve targeted production as per schedule.






• 15 Greenfield Projects identified with a Capacity of about 160 Mty to be operated by Mine Developer cum Operator mode.


• Manual loading method eliminated in all underground mines of CIL (except one mine of CCL) by introducing Side Discharge Loader (SDL)/ Load Haul Dump (LHD) loading in conjunction with belt conveyors.

• Introduction of Surface Miners in opencast mines to improve operational efficiency and cater to environmental needs.

• Introduction of Mass Production Technology in underground coal mines.
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