The consolidated total income from operations, however, increased to Rs 21,339.55 crore, over Rs 20,563.88 crore in the year-ago period, it added. Its consolidated total expenses increased to Rs 16,072.72 crore, over Rs 14,850.11 crore in the corresponding quarter of FY14. The depreciation/amortisation/impairment expenses during the quarter increased to Rs 697.96 crore, over Rs 584.09 crore in the year-ago period.

The power and fuel cost during the January-March period also went up to Rs 609.50 crore, over Rs 572.90 crore in the corresponding quarter of FY14. For the year ended March 2015, Coal India's consolidated net profit was at Rs 13,726.70 crore, registering a drop of percent.

The company's consolidated net profit for the year ended March 31, 2014 was Rs 15,111.67 crore. On a standalone basis, the company's net profit during January-March quarter increased almost 15 times to Rs 9,629 crore, over Rs 646 crore in the year-ago period on the back of other income.

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