Coal Production to Increase 795 Million Tonnes During 12th Five Year Plan

INDIACSR News Network

NEW DELHI: The coal consumption has increased from 240.4 Million Tonne in 2001-02 to 417.6 Million Tonnes in 2011-12 for coal  based power generation. Minister of State for Coal, Pratik Prakash Bapu Patil informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday in a written reply.

During the year 2012-13 (upto Jan, 2013), the details of mode wise generation and percentage breakup as being monitored in Central Electricity Authority is given below:

Source Generation in Billion Units (BU) Percentage (%)
Coal 544.5 71.4
Lignite 26.3 3.5

Gas/Liquid Fuel

58.7 7.7
Diesel 1.9 0.2
Total Thermal 631.4 82.8
Hydro 99.1 13.0
Nuclear 27.5 3.6
Bhutan 4.7 0.6
Total 762.7 100

 The total Geological Reserves  as on 1.4.2012 are 293.49 billion tonnes.

fire in jharia coal minesGovernment has proposed to increase the coal production in the next five years to meet the needs for power generation in the country.  As per the  12th Five Year Plan the coal production  is envisaged to  increase to  795 million tonnes  is 2016-17 the terminal  year of the  12th Five Year Plan from the  actual coal production  of about 540 million tonnes achieved in 2011-12  the terminal year of the  11th Plan.  This implies a growth  in coal production  of 8%   Compounded Average Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)  during  the 12th   Plan period compared to the actual  growth of 4.6 (CAGR) in  the 11th Plan.

The power requirement from coal based Power Plants is estimated around 967 Billion Units (BU).

 Inputs from PIB



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