Coming down heavily on Coal India’s employees for not meeting the requirement of the country, Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday urged them to take “sincere steps” to reach the per-day target of 2.5 million tonnes of production and dispatch.
“We have huge challenges ahead of us to meet the demand for the vital product, particularly when the economic growth is rapid and the demand for coal is increasing at a fast pace,” he said.
Growth of coal production in 2016-17 and 2017-18 remained at a low level and today the country is facing “the stress” because of that, Goyal said, adding that prior to FY17, it was increasing at a reasonable rate. Read more
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