Coal India Ltd., India's largest state-run coal miner, reported its coal production climbed 4.06% from 51.7 million tonnes in a year ago to 53.8 million tonnes in November, hitting a new high since April this year.
The output was 8.03% higher than 49.8 million tonnes in October, data showed.
CIL produced 354 million tonnes of coal during the first eight months (April-November) of current fiscal year, up 5.67% from 335 million tonnes during the same period of last year.
Its sales rose 10.72% on the year to 56.8 million tonnes in November. The volume inched up by 0.18% from the month-ago level, hitting the highest so far in the fiscal year.
The accumulative coal sales in the first eight months stood at 421 million tonnes, rising 18.02% from 357 million tonnes in the same period in 2020.
Coal production by CIL accounts for over 80% of India's coal output, and the firm plans to churn out 1 billion tonnes of coal during fiscal year 2023-24.
(Writing by Emma Yang Editing by Harry Huo)
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