New Delhi: Coal production from Coal India (CIL) and Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) in the first eight months of this fiscal (till November 21) stood at 280 million tonnes, clocking 7 per cent growth over the same period last fiscal.
The combined output from both the firms was 261 million tonnes (MT) in the same period in 2011-12, Coal Ministry sources said quoting an official document.
Coal India (CIL), which accounts for over 80 per cent of the domestic coal output, produced 250 MT in April-November 21 period in this fiscal. "While SCCL produced 30 MT till November 21 in the current fiscal," sources said.
"However, both the firms missed their production target of 286 MT and produced 280 MT of coal," they added.
Coal offtake from both the firms was 310 MT compared to the target of 320 MT.
CIL had last month indicated that its production during October-December period may see some slippage as Nilam cyclone and festivals impacted the mining activity in November.
The state-run firm, has set 125 MT production target for October-December quarter of the current fiscal.
During the April-October period, CIL's production grew by nine per cent at 208.3 MT over the same period last year.
Coal India has set a target to produce 464 million tonnes production for the current fiscal.
Last fiscal, it had produced 435.84 MT and envisages to take its production to the level to 615 MT by 2016-17, the last year of the 12th Five Year Plan.
First Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012, 16:03