State-owned Coal India Limited's (CIL) coal supply to the power sector registered a decline of 6.8 per cent to 377.86 MT in the the April-January period of the ongoing fiscal. The commodity despatch by CIL to the power sector in the year-ago period was 405.61 MT, according to official data.
However, the coal despatch by CIL to the power sector in January registered an increase of 2.9 per cent to 43.20 MT, over 42 MT in the corresponding month of the previous fiscal, it said.
The supply of dry-fuel by Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), a state-owned coal miner, in the April-January period also registered a decline of 2.6 per cent to 44.03 MT, over 45.22 MT in the year-ago period.
CIL saw its production decline by 3.9 per cent to 451.52 MT in April-January period, over 469.65 MT in the year-ago period. The state-owned firm had earlier said that it will produce 750 MT of coal in the next financial year.