Coal India's supplies to power sector up 22 MTs in Apr-Oct '18
New Delhi: Coal India Limited (CIL) supplied 22.20 Million Tonnes (MTs) more coal to the Power Sector during April-October 2018 than what it did a year ago same period. Coal off-take to Thermal Power Plants of the country from CIL sources was up at 272.88 MTs till October 2018 of present fiscal against 250.68 MTs on a year-on-year comparison, registering 8.9 per cent growth.
With coal production at 306.24 MTs during first seven months of the current fiscal, CIL posted double digit output growth of 10.1 per cent compared to same period last year, the volume increase being a robust 28.21 MTs. During April-October 2017 the company's coal production was 278.03. The Maharatna coal miner has been maintaining a consistent double-digit production growth since the beginning of the financial year.
Overall off-take ending October 2018 of the fiscal was 340.81 MTs clocking a 7.4 per cent growth against 317.28 MTs on a comparable period last year. The increase in coal off-take in volume terms was 23.54 MTs. "Our production and off-take is now over 17.5 Lakh tonnes per day and we aim to take it up further in November to swell up the coal stocks at power plants", said an official of the company.
Rake loading to Power Sector grew by a healthy 8.2 per cent during April-October 2018. CIL as whole loaded 202.8 rakes/day on an average to power stations ending October 2018 against 187.5 rakes/day for similar period last year, the increase in absolute terms being 15.3 rakes/day. PTI