However, a Coal India official has said that coal production was 481,000 tonne on Thursday, which is close to 38 per cent of the normal 1.3 million tonne per day, calculated as average of 10 days immediately prior to stoppage of the operations.
CIL despatched 5.78 lakh tonnes on the first day of strike. This is around 42 per cent of the normal off-take of 14 LTs/day, as per referred calculation.
A coal ministry official said that on Friday CIL produced 555,000 tonne of coal Friday, which is 42.7 per cent of the 10 days average production (from June 22 to July 1) of 1.29 million tonne.
On the second day of strike CIL dispatched 452,000 tonne of coal, which is 32.17 per cent of the 10 days average production (from June 22 to July 1) of 1.4 million tonne, as per the ministry official.
According to analysts, hit in the coal production due to the three-day strike is not likely to impact the power industry and electricity generation as the power houses have sufficient stock of dry fuel.
A meeting of Central Trade Unions -- HMS, HMS, AITUC, INTUC and CITU -- was held on Saturday, Pandey said.
"During the meeting it was decided unanimously that programmes like gate meeting etc jointly against the commercial mining will start from tomorrow itself. In the meantime the bidders will be requested not to participate in the bidding process," he said.
If the auction for the commercial coal mining is not cancelled by the government, one-day strike will be called on August 18, he said.
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S Q Zama, secretary general of the Indian National Mineworkers' Federation, affiliated to INTUC said that during the three-day strike between 75-80 per cent of coal output did not happen.
On an average CIL produces 1.5-2 million tonnes of coal in day, he said.
"The three-day strike has been 100 per cent peaceful, which in itself is a success," Pandey said.
Stating the protest has been self-oriented, he said coal mines across the country, which were closed on Friday are not functioning on Saturday as well.
"The law and order situation is normal," he added.
The participation of workers in the strike on the third day of stir was around 80 per cent, he said.
Tapan Sen, general secretary of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), said that in comparison to the previous two days, more workers joined the strike on Saturday.
"All trade unions are against commercial mining by private players. We are determined to resist that in the days to come," Sen said.
CIL CMD Pramod Agrawal on Thursday had appealed to the striking workmen to resume their duties.
"Considering the Covid situation in the country and the international scenario, Coal India's role assumes all the more importance and I earnestly appeal to you to resume your duties in the larger interest of the nation," he said in a statement.
Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi too had on Thursday urged Coal India workers to end their strike and resume work.