State-run Coal India Ltd (CIL), public sector undertaking accounts for over 80% of India’s coal production. It expects 367 million tonne output by the end of the current financial year from its 115 ongoing projects. Coal India Expects 367 MT Output. The coal production from the projects is “planned to reach 377 mt in 2019-20.
Coal India Expects 367 MT Output. Coal India said that there are 65 projects in the pipeline with a “targeted capacity of 247.66 mt per year”. “Of these 65 future projects, 27 with an ultimate capacity of 108.29 MT have been approved.
According to the utility, efforts are on to augment investment in logistics and infrastructure for coal offtake adding that Operator Independent Truck Dispatch Systems are installed in 11 large opencast projects in 4 subsidiaries besides road and rail projects.
The PSU has lined up Rs 9,500 crore as capital expenditure for 2018-19.
Coal India has planned robust investment in various other projects like Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP), solar power, a revival of fertilizer plants, acquiring coking coal assets in Australia and Canada, coal gasification, during 2018-19.
The PSU operates 369 mines via eight subsidiaries. The company’s production during the first quarter of 2018-19 stood at 137 mt. The dry fuel accounts for 56% of India’s primary energy consumption. Read more