Requirement of Coal for Power Sector

In the Annual Plan document of Ministry of Coal for 2014-15, All India Coal Demand of various consuming sectors including power utility and steel plants has been assessed to be 787.03 MT against which supplies from indigenous sources has been planned at 643.75 MT [Coal India Limited (CIL): 520 MT; Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL): 55.50 MT & Others including captive blocks : 68.25 MT] with a gap of 143.28 MT to be met through imports by consuming sectors. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, (Minister of state (I/C) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. 

The Minister further stated that for Power Utility sector which includes thermal power plants of State/Central Government as well as Independent Power Producers, the All India coal demand has been assessed to be 551.60 MT against which supply from indigenous sources has been planned to be 466.89 MT (CIL : 405 MT; SCCL : 35 MT & Others : 26.89 MT).

For Steel sector comprising of integrated steel plants of the country, All India coking coal demand has been assessed to be 55.46 MT against which supply from indigenous sources has been planned to be 10.28 MT (CIL : 7.12 MT; SCCL : 0.00 MT & Others : 3.16 MT). Domestic Coal Production  during 2012-13 and 2013-14 was

Year Production (MT)
2012-13 556.40
2013-14 565.64