Coal India’s subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) on Saturday said production and dispatches at its Talcher unit in Angul district of Odisha came to a “grinding halt” in the last few days due to a stir by local activists.
The daily loss to the exchequer of both the Centre and state is estimated at Rs 18 crore, it said.
Talcher Coalfields was expected to produce 100 million tonnes of coal in the current fiscal year, but stoppages and strike along with the land constraints have resulted in a loss of about five million tonnes from the coalfield itself in the current fiscal so far, an official said. Read more
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