|5.6 Percent Increase in Coal Producton|
|During April - May, 2012 Coal India Ltd.(CIL) registered a growth of 5.6% in coal production. During the period CIL produced 69.38 MT (Million Tonne) coal while production during same period of last year was 65.67 MT . CIL also surpassed the target during the period which was of 68.82 MT.|
Coal Off-Take and Overburden Removal during also exceeded the target during April - May, 2012. Coal Off-Take during the period was 76.53 MT against 72.08 MT during the corresponding period of last year, thus registered a growth of 6.3%. Overburden Removal during April & May, 2012 was 137..52 MCuM whereas the OB removal for the same period last year was 124.72 MCuM , registering a growth of 10.3%.
This was disclosed in a meeting taken by Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal, Minister of Coal to review the performance of Coal India Ltd. and its subsidiary companies, Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) and Singareni Collieries Company Ltd. (SCCL) here today. The meeting was attended among others by Shri S.K. Srivastava, Secretary (Coal), Shri S. Narsingh Rao, Chairman, Coal India Ltd., Shri A.R. Ansari, CMD, NLC & Shri S. Bhattacharya, CMD, SCCL.
The Minister directed CIL, NLC, SCCL and other subsidiary companies to achieve 100% coal production targets by completing projects well in time. He announced now onwards production targets will be reviewed every month at his level.