India's Coal and Lignite Production Hits All-time High

  • India has for the first time crossed the milestone of 1 billion tonnes of coal and lignite production in the financial year 2023-24.
  • India is the second largest producer of coal in the world, after China, and the fifth largest country in terms of coal deposits.
  • Coal India Limited (CIL) is the largest producer of coal in India, contributing around 82% of the country's coal production.
  • The main coal reserves are in the east, including Jharkhand, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh states, and also in the central state of Madhya ....
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