Coal India starts financial year with flat production growth

Coal India Limited (CIL) has recorded almost flat growth in production during April to June, putting under a cloud the government’s ambitious target for the miner to achieve an 8.5% growth for the current financial year. The State-run miner produced 137-million tons during the first three months of 2019/20, up a marginal 0.1% over the corresponding previous period, casting doubts on whether the ambitious target of 660-million tons during the full year would be achieved.