Union Minister for Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal addressed the media on achievements in the last four years of Ministries under his charge, today in the presence of Manoj Sinha, Union Minister of State of Communications (Independent Charge) and Minister of State of Railways. Rajen Gohain, Union Minister of State of Railways joined through video conferencing. Shri Goyal released a booklet highlighting the achievements in the Railways and Coal Ministries, and also interacted with media present at 12 cities – Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Chennai, Guwahati, Imphal, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pune, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi.Shri Goyal informed that the Coal Production of Coal India Ltd. (CIL) has increased from 462 MT in 2013-14 to 567 MT in 2017-18.
This 105 MT increase in production in four years took almost seven years to achieve before 2013-14. Drilling for exploration has almost doubled to 13.7 Lakh Metres in 2017-18 from 6.9 Lakh Meters in 2013-14. This will help in realising Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of 24×7 Affordable ‘Power for All’, which is a part of the New India vision by 2022.The Minister also talked about how the Ministry has worked for ensuring superior coal quality. Third party sampling procedure have been put in a place. UTTAM App has been launched for ensuring transparency and efficiency in coal quality monitoring process. Re-gradation of all the mines of Coal India Ltd and Singareni Collieries Company Ltd. (SCCL) has been done by Coal Controller’s Organization (CCO). Read More