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Coal dispatches to Power Sector stand at 87%

During the past three years, coal dispatches to Power Utilities by Coal India –the largest coal producer in India– have been 101%, 102% and 96% of target in 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10, respectively.

In the current year up to June 2010 , dispatch is 87% of the target which is due to frequent law and order problem affecting dispatches in CCL and constraints of wagon availability in comparison to indents in certain coal fields and less lifting of coal through Private Washery operators engaged by the Power Utilities.

The major steps taken by Coal India Ltd to increase production of coal in its command area, which in turn enhances the supply to power sector, is as under:

  • CIL has identified 142 new projects during XI Plan period the ultimate capacity will be 380.22 Mt. Out of 142 identified projects, 76 projects have been approved so far, and the expected contribution from these new projects will be 110.95 Mt in the terminal year of XI Plan (2011-12).
  • Six high capacities underground mines identified for development and Operation through latest international technology.
  • Restart mining in 18 abandoned mines belonging to three of its subsidiaries namely ECL, BCCL and CCL with appropriate technology forming JV with reputed mining companies.
  • To meet coal demand, import coal by acquisition of mining stake abroad through SPV/Coal Videsh
  • Up gradation of equipment size matching with bench height and stripping ratio are being introduced. For Dumper, up gradation from 35/50 T to 60T, 85T to 100T, 120 T to 150 T as well higher sizes are being introduced.
  • Use of high-capacity hydraulic shovels (10 to 25 CuM) will find increased acceptability. High capacity dozers of sizes up-to 850 HP will compliment the higher capacity excavators. 
  • In addition, Govt. has also allotted 208 coal blocks to private public companies to enhance coal production in the country.

Source: PIB

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