Web Exclusive | October 2018
SECL produced record of 144.71 MT coal
South Coalfields’s (SECL) production rose by 3.36 MT in 2017-18 against 140 MT in 2016-17 as it produced a record 144.71 MT of coal in 2017-18. SECL’s record is not only the highest coal production amongst all the subsidiaries of Coal India but its also accounts for more than 21 per cent of the total coal production of India.
At present, the company is operating 75 opencast and underground mines spread over the states of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The company produced 130.25 MT coal, registering a rise 3.83 per cent as against 125.45 MT in the preceding fiscal from the opencast mines. However, a fall of 0.62 per cent from the underground mines at 14.46 MT as against 14.55 MT in 2016-17 was observed.