According to the provisional production and offtake performance numbers of CIL, it has closed 2019-20 with an annual production of 602.14 million tonne (mt), which was marginally lower than 606.89 million tonne (mt) of coal produced in FY19.
According to Central Pollution Control Board’s National Air Quality Index data, AQI reading at Delhi’s ITO area was ‘satisfactory’ at 53 on 31 March, 2020, a reduction of about 70% from previous year’s figure of 176 recorded on the same day.
The overall fall in air pollution in the major industrial cities during the lockdown period is primarily a result of factories being closed and restricted to no movement of workers and staff.
Fitch Solutions said it has broadly revised downwards India’s mineral production growth rates per mineral by an average of 4.0% from previous rates, and will likely revise them down further in the coming week.
East Coast Railway has decided to ensure uninterrupted supply of coal to different power houses across the country during the lockdown along with foodgrains, petroleum products and other essential commodities.