On account of enhanced production by CIL, India has moved from a regime of coal scarcity to a coal surplus situation. The vendible stock of CIL has increased from 53.62 MT as on 1 April, 2015 to 61.92 MT as on 1 April, 2017. The off take or dispatch of coal of CIL has also increased from 488.86 MT in 2014-15 to 542.82 MT in 2016-17.

Coal Vision 2030

As per study report of KPMG Advisory Services entrusted for formulating "Coal Vision 2030" for coal sector by Coal India Limited (CIL), the demand for coal in India, as a source of primary energy, shall expand until 2030 and perhaps beyond. The report estimates overall coal demand to be 1300-1900 MT by 2030.

As per Coal Vision 2030, in the long term, the overall coal demand is expected to reach 1.46 BT by 2030 at a CAGR of 4.2% from 2020 as compared to a CAGR of 5.4% achieved in actual demand during the last five years (from 2013-14 to 2017-18).