Coal India (CIL) has decided to reopen a number of mines that were closed earlier due to safety or viability issues. It is an endeavour to generate local employment and increase production of higher grade of coal.
Subsidiaries such as Central Coalfields — which had closed three mines — and Bharat Coking Coal — that has many such mines — are collating data and assessing feasibility.
“Once ascertained, we would make sure safety issues are addressed and work on receiving environment clearances,” said Gopal Singh, chairman and managing director at Central Coalfields. He also holds additional charge of chairman of Bharat Coking Coal.
“Reopening mines will generate employment for locals and produce more coal, which will help in furthering the country’s effort towards providing affordable electricity for all and generating employment,” he said. Read More
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