Coal India production increases by 31.6% at 40.51 MT in September

State-owned CIL on Thursday said it produced 40.51 million tonnes (MT) of coal in September, registering a growth of 31.6 per cent over the same month last year.
Coal India (CIL), which accounts for over 80 per cent of domestic coal output, had produced 30.78 MT of the dry fuel in September 2019.
“Coal production at 40.51 MT in September’20, surged ahead by a robust 9.73 MT increase in absolute terms, compared to 30.78 MT in September’19, the growth being 31.6 per cent,” CIL said in a statement.
For the first time in the current fiscal, growth was in double digits, with all CIL subsidiaries showing an increase.
“Now that we broke the growth jinx in output and off-take, which were weighed down by the pandemic-induced slowdown, we expect to better our performance in the ensuing months.
“We aim to reclaim as much of the lost ground as possible during the rest of the fiscal,” a senior official of the company said.
“Generally, the H2 performance is higher in terms of production and ..