South Eastern Coalfields makes record coal production

April 4th, 2008 - 9:20 pm ICT by admin  


Raipur, April 4 (IANS) The South Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL), a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd (CIL), has registered a record in coal production in 2007-08. Officials said the company ended up producing 93.79 million tonnes (MT) against the 91.5 MT production target set for 2007-08, registering 102.35 percent achievement. In 2006-07, the company produced 88.5 MT.

Of the total production, SECL, which was awarded Mini Ratna status by the government in 2007, produced 77.054 MT of coal from its open cast mines and 16.737 MT from underground mines.

SECL has coal deposits in five districts of Chhattisgarh - Bilaspur, Korba, Raigarh, Surguja and Korea - and three districts Shahdol, Umaria, and Anuppur of neighbouring Madhya Pradesh. It has a total of 93 mines, of which 72 are underground and 20 are open cast mines and one is mixed.

The SECL, which produces largest quantity of coal among all the eight subsidiaries CIL, has been making profits since its inception in 1986.

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