India’s coal production in 2013 was around 562.4 MnT witnessing a increased production of 1.9 MnT as compared to the output of 2012.
India, the fifth largest coal producers of the world has produced about 562.4 MnT of the fuel in year 2013. The country had produced about 560.5 MnT coal in 2012 less by 1.9 MnT from output of 2013. Highest production of coal was seen in the month of January for 2013 at 56.4. Coal India Limited, one of the largest coal miners of India, produced about 462.5 MnT in the year 2013 to the country’s total output. However, its output fell about 15 MnT short for the Apr-Dec period in 2013.
Coal production in India is likely to rise in the upcoming years. Despite various coal blocks being de-allocated from various miners and steel industrialists in the past, coal production is likely to gain pace step by step.
Coal in India lack appropriate quality which can be utilized by steel industries hence, the fuel is imported by the other countries. The high content of ash found in coal makes it less useful for the industrialists of the country. The year 2013 has also witnessed huge imports of the material which might likely increase in the near future. India’s major coal suppliers are Indonesia, South Africa, USA and New Zealand.
Coal is a widely used, non-renewable resource of the world is abundant yet fast depleting material on earth. Its demand from various industries globally is increasing with time widening the gap with its supply. Commonly used in steel and thermal industry, its demand within and outside the country is growing gradually.