Coal India’s output increased by 105 MT (Million Tonnes) in the last 4 years to reach 567 MT in 2017-18, Union Minister of Coal & Railways Piyush Goyal said. Coal India Ltd’s output has increased from 462 MT in 2013-14 to 567 MT in 2017-18, he said. Goyal, was addressing the media here on completion of 4 years of the BJP government.
Goyal said,”What used to happen in 7-8 years (earlier) has happened in four years…This 105 MT increase in production in four years took almost seven years to achieve before 2013-14.”
The increase in production was made possible due to the coordinated efforts of both the ministries – coal & railways, the minister said.
“There has also been increase in rail freight by 8 per cent in April and May.”
There has been gradual decline in coal imports in the last few years, he also said.