SECL set to make coal production record

March 22nd, 2008 - 9:18 pm ICT by admin  

Raipur, March 22 (IANS) The South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) - the largest coal production subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL) - is set to make a record in coal production in the current fiscal. Officials say the company will end up producing a little over 93.5 million tonne (MT) by the end of this month as against the 91.5 MT production target set for the current fiscal 2007-08.

“As on March 13, the SECL has produced 88.46 MT of coal as against the target of 86.43 MT, registering 102.35 percent achievement. In last financial year 2006-07, the production in the corresponding period was 82.42 MT,” a company official told IANS Saturday.

SECL, which was awarded “Mini Ratna” status by the government in 2007, produced a total of 88.502 MT coals in financial year 2006-07.

SECL has coal deposits in five districts of Chhattisgarh - Bilaspur, Korba, Raigarh, Surguja and Korea - and three districts Shahdol, Umaria, and Anuppur in Madhya Pradesh.

It has a total of 93 mines, of which 72 are underground and 20 are open cast mines; one is mixed.

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