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Coal India plans check on production slips

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on June 15, 2012

The Coal Minister, Mr Sriprakash Jaiswal (file photo)

Coal India Ltd, which missed production target in the first quarter last fiscal largely due to heavy rains, has drawn up strategies to ensure that output does not slip this monsoon season.

The issue had also come up for discussion during the review meeting chaired by the Coal Minister, Mr Sriprakash Jaiswal, on Wednesday.

“So that the production does not dip during the monsoon, CIL has chalked out strategies like more evacuation of coal and removal of overburden before the onset of rains. The public sector firm might also rejig its production plans,” a top official in the coal ministry said.

The public sector firm had missed the production target of 98.6 million tonnes for the first quarter of 2011-12 by 2.3 mt.

CIL had blamed early rains and inclement weather in the eastern region for playing spoilsport in achieving the target for the first quarter last fiscal.

As of now, CIL has an inventory stock of 64 million tonnes, the official said.

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Published on June 15, 2012
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