Coal Directory of India provides coal and lignite statistics spreading over eleven sections covering some general economy data, brief history of coal sector in India, present status, reserve, production, dispatches, pit health closing stock, price, export and import, trends of coal consumption in power, steel and cement production, captive coal and lignite blocks, world coal statistics and brief colliery statistics.

Coal controller's Organisation has been carrying out for the past several years the task of collection and dissemination of data related to the coal and lignite sector of the country to meet data requirement of the Ministry of Coal, related Ministries and Government Organisations, different research bodies etc. through its publications namely ‘The Coal Directory of India’ and ‘Provisional Coal Statistics’.