In the last July-September quarter, Coal India (CIL) has achieved a 10.5 per cent growth in production to 98.5 million tonne against the same period last year. Supplies to consumer or offtake grew by 7.5 per cent to 109 mt. CIL reported 0.4 per cent growth in production and two per cent growth in offtake during April-June 2013.
As per the CIL's half-yearly data released to the stock market on October 1, CIL is six mt short of production target during April-September 2013. The coal major produced 117 mt in October-December 2012 at a daily average of 1.3 mt a day.