The government is hopeful of higher output in the next year from already allocated mines and plans to further allot 10 mines to state-run behemoth Coal India Ltd (CIL) in 2019. With the power production having increased in the last few years, the demand for coal has gone up.
The coal demand from power sector exceeded the supply in 2018, Of the 85 mines already allotted, 23 have already started production and the Coal Ministry expects 20 more mines to begin production in the current financial year ending March 2019 or early in the next fiscal.
“This will increase our production substantially… This will also address additional coal demand from power sector,” Coal Joint Secretary Ashish Upadhyaya told PTI. Moreover, the government also plans to allot 10 mines to CIL in 2019, he said. Read More
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