Ministry of Coal, Govt of India: Fiscal Year end review [2015-16]

Last Modified: Sun Apr 10 2016 21:55:19 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 536.51 MT
    Record production of coal in the country during the fiscal. Marginally shy of the annual target set at 550 MT [98% achieved].
  • 8.6%
    growth in production during Apr 2015 - Mar 2016 over the previous fiscal.
  • 532.26 MT
    Offtake (quantity of coal transferred to power plants) during the fiscal. Slightly shy of the annual target set at 550 MT [97% achieved].
  • 8.8%
    growth in offtake during Apr 2015 - Mar 2016 over the previous fiscal.
  • 212
    Number of rakes made available by the Railways, up from 194 per day during 14-15, enabled record evacuation of coal.
  • 28 days
    Average stock across all plants in the country, compared to just 16 last year.
  • 0
    Power Utilities in the country at super critical level and only 1 at critical level. At the same period in 2014, 50 Power utilities were at critical level of which 30 were super critical.
  • 180.64 MT
    total coal imports during the fiscal. Down 15.60% over the previous fiscal [214.04 MT]
  • Rs. 28,070 crore
    reduction in amount spent on coal imports during Apr 15 - Feb 16 as compared to the corresponding period in 2014-15. This is on account of record coal production by Coal India that lead to a reduction in import by 34.26 million tonnes (MT).
  • Rs 1440 crore
    annual recurring savings in transportation cost due to rationalization of coal sourcing and movement to 15 Thermal Power Plants.
  • 100%
    crushed coal will be supplied by CIL to its customers from 1st April, 2016. This is a historic decision and made in order to meet the requirements of the industry, improve coal quality, promote efficiency as well as save the environment.
  • 15
    coal washeries to supply clean coal Grade 10 and above from September 2017.
  • $52 million
    Amount Coal India will invest in setting up GPS-based tracking system for their trucks and Google maps to electronically "fence" mining areas, to prevent theft of coal. Around 20% of Coal India's annual output is stolen, costing the company up to $1 billion each year.
  • Rs. 582 crore
    total revenues (upfront payment, auction proceeds and royalty on per tonne of coal production) received by the central government from the auction of 31 coal mines as of Oct-2015