Mainly coal mining will be conducted by Coal India Limited (CIL) and Singereni collieries. India's power production is more dependent on coal supplies. 70% of power production is carried out using coal-fired boilers. 75% of the coal is produced by these two companies. The remaining 25% of coal is imported. Recently there is a big increase in the price of imported coal. In the month of March, Indonesia was supplying coal at $60/- per tonne. In the month of November, the price is increased to $200/- per tonne. Presently there is a power crisis in China that made the cost of coal to increase.
This increase is making the people depend more on domestic supplies. The Indian coal production got affected mainly due to floods in eastern and central India. The power producing organisations will have some stocks and presently these stocks are coming down. I think the coal production will become normal shortly and there may not be much distrubance in power production.