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India’s Coal Output Drops, Misses August Target, India Coal Says

September 30, 2011

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- India’s coal output fell 15 percent in August from a year earlier and was short of a government-set target, India Coal Market Watch said.

The country produced 32.32 million metric tons, compared with a target of 40.37 million, said the newsletter, published by Kolkata-based online trading company Mjunction Services Ltd.

Coal India Ltd. produced 25.01 million tons, with Singareni Collieries Co. and captive coal mines accounting for the rest, according to the newsletter.

--Editors: Ryan Woo, Indranil Ghosh.

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