Pralhad Joshi, Minister of Coal and Parliamentary Affairs, asked coal companies to identify and remove production bottlenecks in order to raise dry fuel production even more.
He made the remarks during a meeting to review dry fuel production from assigned blocks. So far this fiscal year, 54 operating coal blocks have generated 92.3 million tonnes of coal.
The discussion was held with Coal India (CIL) officials at the company’s headquarters in Kolkata, and Singareni Collieries Company (SCCL) officials were also present.
“Chaired a meeting with officials of @CoalMinistry, @CoalIndiaHQ & @PRO_SCCL to review the company’s performance in the Q4 of FY 2022-23,” Joshi tweeted. “Happy to note that CIL has not only achieved 100 per cent of targeted coal production up to January 2023, but also registered 15.2 per cent growth over last year,” he tweeted further after the meeting.
Coal offtake by CIL has also been achieved 100 per cent of the target, with a 5.5 per cent growth over last year. “Directed officials of SCCL to adhere to annual targets and encouraged the coal companies to further scale up coal supplies to thermal power plants,” the minister tweeted further.
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