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The increased output of 10-7 per cent. in 1937 was accompanied by an increase of 250 per cent. in the total value of the coal produced in India from Rs. 6,24,98,404 (£4,699,128) in 1936, to Rs. 7,81,02,439 (£5,872,364) in 1937.

There was an increase of 5 annas 8 pies in the pit's mouth value per ton of coal for India as a whole, namely from Rs 2-12-3 to Rs. 3-1-11. Increase in value was recorded from all provinces with the exception of Assam, the Central Provinces, Eastern States Agency, Hyderabad and Rajputana (Table 10),

TABLE 9.-Provincial production of Coal during the years 1936 and

1937.

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TOTAL

22,610,821 25,036,386

2,569,409

143,844

TABLE 10.-Valve of Coul produced in India during the years 1936

and 1937.

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TABLE 11.-Origin of Indian Coal raised during the years 1936 and

1937.

1937.

£

RS. A. P.

144,768

7 11 11

6 4 5

Rs. 19,25,409 1,09,713 8,249 2,10,13,790 1,579,984 4,09,23,918 3,076,986 11,77,547 88,537

3 3

6

2 15 4

3 8 4

49,80,150

374,447

3 4 11

36,20,601

272,226

2 15 10

32,17,860

241,944

2 15 11

1,50,528

11,318 3 2 4

8,36,790

62,917

5 0 4

1,46,133

10,988

4 8 3

Value per ton.

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3 1 11

TOTAL

2 12 3

Average of
last five

years.

Tons.

22,170,471

391,183

22,561,654

1936.

Tons.

22,212,457

398,364

22,610,821

1937.

Tons.

24,571,343

465,043

25,036,386

TABLE 12.-Output of Gondwana Coalfields during the years 1936

and 1937.

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Shahpur (Betul)

Eastern States Agency-
Korea

Raigarh State.

Talcher

Hyderabad--
Kothagudium

Sasti

Singareni

Tandur

TOTAL

1,727

580,143

2,625

223,664

53,589

606,107

193,043

22,212,457

0.01

2.57

0.01

0-99

0.24

2.68

0.85

98.24

5,657

850,701

2,500

391,787

1,176

68,671

740,770

265,624

24,571,343

0.03

3.39

0-01

1-56

0:01

0.27

2.96

1.06

98.13

TABLE 13.-Output of Tertiary Coalfields during the years 1936 and

1937.

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Shahpur

Rajputana

Bikaner

TOTAL

7,813

30,177

398,364

0.13

1-76

5,797

32,369

465,043

0.13

1.87

The development of an iron and steel industry in India on modern lines has led to the erection of several plants for the manufacture of hard coke of metallurgical quality and it has therefore become a matter of general interest to know the proportion of the total annual output of coal in India that is utilised in the manufacture of hard coke. The figures for 1936 and 1937 are shown in Table 14.

TABLE 14.-Quantity of Hard Coke produced in India during the years

1936 and 1937.

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Coal used for coking by—

Two iron and steel companies

Others

TOTAL

2,366,728

1,915,577

451,151

2,637,652

2,164,486

473,166

In opposition to the trend of 1931, 1935 and 1936, the exports of coal from India in 1937 have more than doubled as compared with 1936, deducting Burma's share. Since the separation of Burma on the 1st April, 1937, it appears in these statistics as a foreign country, and in 9 months has taken a little more than Ceylon did in the year.

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