Output was 359.8 million metric tons from April to December compared with 369.8 million tons a year earlier, the newsletter said. Production was 8 percent less than a state-set target of 391.48 million tons.
Output in December rose 5.6 percent to 52.8 million tons from a year earlier and was 11 percent higher than in November, according to the newsletter.
The target for the year ending March 2012 is 554 million tons. India’s coal production was 533 million tons in the year ended March 2011, compared with a targeted 573 million tons, it said.
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