India's 2012/13 coal output up 3.2 pct y/y at 557.5 mln T-minister
NEW DELHI, April 18
NEW DELHI, April 18 (Reuters) - Coal production in India, the world's third-largest producer, rose 3.2 percent from a year earlier to 557.5 million tonnes in 2012/13, the coal minister said on Thursday.
"CIL supplied 344.50 million tonnes of coal to power utilities in 2012/13," Sriprakash Jaiswal said in a statement, referring to state-run miner Coal India Ltd, which produces about 80 percent of India's coal.
That figure represents a growth of 10.39 percent from a year earlier, the minister said.
Coal fuels more than half of India's power generation.
Coal supply to NTPC, the country's top power producer, rose 14.81 percent over the previous year, Jaiswal added. (Reporting by Malini Menon; Editing by Anand Basu)
- Police hunt for motive as search for Malaysian jet spans hemispheres |
- Crimeans vote on union with Russia as Moscow pours in troops |
- Malaysian PM says lost airliner was diverted deliberately |
- Democrats seek ways to limit Obamacare fallout after Florida defeat
- Indian Ocean poses daunting challenge in search for missing Malaysia plane