Coal production lower during September 2007

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New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) The coal production in the country during the month of September 2007 was lower than the target fixed for the month and was placed at 28.91 million tonnes (MT) as against the target of 29.87 MT.

According to data released by the Ministry of Coal here today, the actual coal produced by Coal India Limited (CIL) and Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) during August 2006 was 27.23 MT, indicating a growth of about 6.17 per cent in the month of September 2007 over the corresponding period last year.

The coal dispatches to power sector during September 2007, was 23.34 MT.

Similarly, the performance of the Tamil Nadu- based Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) during the month of September was also marginally lower compared to its target for the month.

NLC, during the month under review, actually removed overburden to the tune of 103.16 Lakh Cubic Metres (LCM) as against the target of 107.57 LCM. This was however lower than the actual overburden removed for the corresponding period last year which was placed at 103.94 LCM. However, the actual production of Lignite was higher at 17.81 lakh tonnes (LT) against the target fixed for the month at 16.75 LT. The actual production of Lignite for the same period last year was lower at 15.56 lt.

During the same period, the power generation by NLC was estimated higher at 1275.33 million units (MU) against the target fixed for the same period at 1117 MU. The power generation was also higher when compared to the previous year's power generation position which was calculated at 1249.82 mu.

The power export carried out by NLC during September was placed at 1071.62 MU as against the previous year's acheivement of 1051.31 MU.


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