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The supply of coal during April-November 2021 was higher than the corresponding period of the previous year

The government on Wednesday informed Parliament that it has not controlled the consumption of coal, but has supplied more dry fuel in the current financial year till November as compared to the same period of the same fiscal.

Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha said that Coal India Limited (CIL) provided more coal during the current financial year (up to November 2021) than the quantity provided during the same period last year Was. ,

During April-November 2021, CIL dispatched 421.11 million tonnes of coal as against the figure of 357.13 million tonnes for the corresponding period of the previous year, thus registering a growth of about 18 per cent.

Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) dispatched 42.47 million tonnes of coal in April-November 2021, while 26.52 million tonnes of dry fuel, which it dispatched during April-November 2020, achieving a growth of 60 per cent, Mr Joshi said in the lower Level told house.

The Coal Minister’s remarks on dry fuel consumption can be seen in the light of the fact that in October this year, six states had said they were facing energy crisis as there is a shortage of dry fuel in power plants.

The coal ministry had expedited supplies to the affected states, which even indicated the possibility of facing an outage.

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