|CIL Achieves 95% of its Supply Target to Power Sector|
The supplies to power sector from CIL have been 312.02 million tonnes in 2011-12 as against the target of 328.21 million tonnes for Power Utilities, which is an achievement 95%. Compared to the supply to power utilities of 304.145 milliontonnes in 2010-11, the supply in 2011-12 has been 2.59 % more than the previous year. This was informed by Shri PratikPrakashbapu Patil, Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal while replying a written question in Rajya Sabha today.
The Minister stated that the actual production by CIL in 2011-12 was 435.84 million tones as against the revised target (RE) of 447.00 million tonnes which is 97.5% of the target. The main reasons for shortfall in production have been incessant rains in the 1st Quarter and 2nd Quarter of the year, Delay in forestry & environmental clearances, Law & Order problems particularly in CCL (Jharkhand) & MCL (Orissa), R&R and Land acquisition problems and Coal evacuation problem in some of the growing coalfields like CCL, MCL and SECL.
The steps taken by CIL to boost the production are as under:
· Production augmentation from existing mines through mechanization and modernization.
· Coal production from ongoing projects is programmed to increase from 227.50 million tones in 2011-12 to 333.33 million tones in 2016-17. Another 96.13 million tones is envisaged to come from future new/expansion projects to be taken up during XII plan.
· Implementation of ongoing future project in time bound manner to achieve targeted production as per schedule by obtaining Environmental Clearances / Forestry Clearances and Land acquisition within the scheduled time.