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Coal India output in Jan rises 10.7%

Coal India output in Jan rises 10.7%
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Coal India on Tuesday said it has registered a double-digit production growth of 10.7 per cent in January.

New Delhi: Coal India on Tuesday said it has registered a double-digit production growth of 10.7 per cent in January. The company as a whole has been averaging close to 2 MT per day coal output during the month, it said in a BSE filing. "Coal India Ltd (CIL) clocked double-digit growth of 10.7 per cent in coal production for the month of January 2020, till 27th (January)," it said.

"CIL's production at 54.17 MT till January 27, was ahead by 5.23 MT in absolute terms on a like-to-like comparison of last year, registering a growth of 10.7 per cent, the first double-digit growth so far during the current fiscal," the filing said. A company official said the production spurt came largely on the back of production in Mahanadi Coalfields and South Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL) adding "by the end of January, production is likely to be up by another 8 MT." Mahanadi Coalfields surged ahead with 21.5 per cent production growth, as of the referred date, followed by SECL with 14.4 per cent.

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