Efforts to Increase Coal Production
The Ministry of Coal has taken steps to increase coal production in the country to expedite Environment & Forestry clearances, pursue with Ministry of Railways for enhancing availability of rail rakes and approach State Government for necessary assistance in land acquisition and in problems relating to law and order. This information was given by the Minister of Coal, Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
He said that in addition, a series of steps have been taken by Coal India Ltd. and its subsidiaries for augmenting coal production which include (i) increasing the efficiency of the equipments, regular monitoring, mechanization as programmed and strict supervision of the existing mines and ongoing projects.(ii) Capacity addition from new and future projects (iii) Consistent efforts for resolving issues of environmental & forestry clearances, land acquisition and law and order problems. Coal production targets for the 12th Five Year Plan which will include next three years are yet to be finalized, the Minister added.