In 2021-2022, India’s coal production was 778.19 million tonnes, compared to 716.083 million tonnes in 2020-2021. The country has produced 524.2 MT of coal in the current financial year, compared to 448.1 MT during the same period last year, for a growth of 17%. As of 07.12.2022, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has informed that there is approximately 31 MT of coal available at coal-based thermal power plants throughout the country. This is enough to last for an average of 11 days, at a requirement of 85% PLF. There is no coal shortage in the country.
The following are the details of coal-based power generation, total generation, and percentage of generation from coal vis-à-vis total generation in the country during 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23 (April to November).
|Fuel||2020-21||2021-22||2022-23 (April to November)*|
|Coal-based generation (Billion Units)||950.9||1041.5||747.8|
|Total Generation (Billion Units)||1381.9||1491.9||1089.9|
|% of Coal based Generation||68.8||69.8||68.6|