News Brief | December 2014
Coal India Ltd to mine 1,000 million tonnes coal by 2019
Union Coal Secretary Anil Swarup has said the state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) would mine 1,000 million tonnes of coal by 2019 -- doubling its present production of 500 million tonnes. ´The CIL has set a target to explore 1,000 million tonnes coal from various coal mines. Presently, it is exploring 500 million tonnes,´ Swarup told media persons after reviewing different projects of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a subsidiary of CIL, with Odisha government officials. The progress of 15 projects of MCL, including Angul-Sukinda common rail corridor, were reviewed at the meeting.