|CIL Production to Touch 615 MTs by 2016-17|
The coal production from CIL has increased from 360.92 Mt in 2006-07, the terminal year of the X Five Year Plan to 435.84 Mt. in 2011-12, the terminal year of the XI Five Year Plan. It is envisaged to reach 615 Mt. in 2016-17, the terminal year of XII FYP. . This was informed by Shri Pratik Prakashbapu Patil, Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal while replying a written question in Rajya Sabha today.
Demand and domestic coal production during the last three years is given below:-
( in million tones)
The Minister said that endeavour is being made to enhance coal production through taking up of new projects in PSU coal companies and development of captive blocks allotted to both private and PSUs companies. Further import of coal are also resorted to meet the shortage.