News Brief | February 2016
SCCL´s coal output up 22.74percentage in April-December
State-run coal miner Singareni Collieries Company Ltd´s coal output in the first nine months of current fiscal was at 43.24 million tonnes (MT), an increase of 22.74 per cent from 35.23 MT a year ago. The government is eyeing to achieve 1.5 billion tonnes of coal production by 2020.
The company´s output in December 2015 was 5.74 MT, a rise of 12.99 per cent from 5.08 MT in December 2014, an official said. The coal dispatch in April-December period also increased to 43.53 MT, over 38.23 MT a year ago, the official added. Coal production in the April-December period of the ongoing fiscal was at 43.24 MT, against the target of 39.75 MT for the first nine months of FY 2015-16, the official added. The company had recorded a production of 52.54 million tonnes in the last fiscal.