Coal India (CIL) registered a 15.2 per cent growth in coal production during the first quarter (Q1) ended June 2018 to 136.87 million tonne. Supply to power plants also jumped by 15.4 per cent to 122.84 million tonne. The overall coal offtake increased sharply to 153.43 million tonne at the end of June, registering a growth of 11.7 per cent.
Coal supplies to power stations stood at 122.84 million tonne during the quarter.
The number of power stations having critical stock has come down from 30 in April to 16 as on June-end. Power sector accounted for 80 per cent of coal supplies during the period