Coal Ministry assures sufficient coal stocks at Thermal Power Plant

The demand of Coal based power has grown by 7.30 % in this FY compared to last year in same period. This is highest ever demand of coal.

Coal Ministry assures sufficient coal stocks at Thermal Power Plant

Ministry of Coal has significantly ensured the highest-ever stocks of Coal at thermal power plants. This proactive initiative aims to secure uninterrupted power for citizens nationwide during this peak demand period. Despite extremely high power demand, the coal stocks at Thermal Power Plants remain robust, exceeding 45 million tonnes (MT) as of June 16, 2024, which is ~ 31.71% higher compared to the same period last year when it was 34.25 MT.

The demand for coal-based power has grown by 7.30 % in this FY compared to last year in the same period. This is the highest ever demand for coal.

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The cumulative coal production stands at 207.48 MT, reflecting a growth of 9.27% compared to the corresponding period last year, which was 189.87 MT.

Coal India Limited (CIL) has recorded coal production of 160.25 MT, growing by 7.28% compared to the corresponding period last year, which stood at 149.38 MT. Similarly, coal production from captive and commercial mines reached 33 MT, with a growth of 27% compared to the corresponding period last year.

 

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Meanwhile, the cumulative coal dispatch stands at 220.31MT as of June 16, 2024, with a growth of 7.65% compared to the corresponding period last year which was at 204.65 MT.

Coal India Limited recorded 166.58 MT in dispatches, growing by over 4% compared to the corresponding period last year which was 158.91 MT. Coal dispatch from captive and commercial mines is recorded at 39.45 MT, with a growth of 30%. Dispatch to the power sector stands at 180.35 MT, reflecting a growth of 5.71% compared to 170.61 MT last year.

The overall coal stock in the country (mines, transit, power plants) is over 144.68 MT, ensuring a sufficient coal supply to the power sector. The Ministry of Railways has ensured a 10% average growth in the daily availability of railway rakes, with an average of 428.40 rakes per day supplied daily as of June 16, 2024. The evacuation through coastal shipping has also experienced significant growth.

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