Coal & Lignite
India is the 3rd largest producer of coal & lignite. Coal production stood at 554.13 million tonnes in FY17 and 365.6 million tonnes in FY18. Lignite production in India had amounted to about 35.45 million metric tons. Demand of metallurgical coking coal is expected to rise to 64 million tonnes in FY 2022 from 50 million tonnes in FY 2017 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.1%, led by growth in steel production. Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel resource in the country.Lignite is popularly known as ‘Brown Coal’.It is formed due to bio-decay of vegetations, metamorphism and other geological processes over thousands of years. We at India Project News.in bring out the latest upcoming projects in coal mining & lignite mining under Coal & Lignite Industry.