Coal India (CIL) will be able to reach near its aspirational goal of producing 1 billion tonne by 2022-23 if all the eight proposed railway corridors are in place by then. Unless there can be a support system to evacuate an incremental coal production of 350 million tonne per annum, increasing mine productivity would make no sense.
While an ICRA report suggests that over the long and medium term, the major thrust of CIL’s coal production is expected to come from the coalfields of North Karanpura, under Central Coalfields in Jharkhand, Manraigadh in Korba and Gevra in Chhattishgarh under South Eastern Coalfields and Talcher & IB Valley in Odisha under Mahanadi Coalfields, railway connectivity remains critical to increase production in these coalfields.
CIL’s subsidiary Northern Coalfields has almost zeroed down on a plan to produce 115 mt by 2022-23 through expanding its Jayant and Dudhichuia mines and opening a green field Semaria mines, in the next two-three years. Read More
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