SECL produced record 144.71 million tonne coal last financial year


SECL produced record 144.71 million tonne coal last financial year

Coal India subsidiary South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) produced a record 144.71 million tonnes (MT) of coal in 2017-18, according to its annual report. The production rose by 3.36 MT in 2017-18 against 140 MT in 2016-17.

The 2017-18 financial year witnessed a record production of 144.71 MT, which is not only the highest coal production amongst all subsidiaries of CIL but also accounts for more than 21 per cent of the total coal production of India, the company said in its Annual Report 2017-18.

The company is operating 75 opencast and underground mines spread over the states of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, it added.

From opencast mines, the company produced 130.25 MT coal, registering a rise 3.83 per cent as against 125.45 MT in the preceding fiscal. Read More

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