Coal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Tuesday urged coal companies to identify and remove production bottlenecks to further increase production of dry fuel.
He said this at a meeting to review dry fuel production from isolated blocks. In this fiscal year, 92.3 million tonnes of coal have been produced so far from 54 working coal blocks.
A meeting was held with officials of Coal India Limited (CIL) at the company’s headquarters in Kolkata, where officials of Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) were also present.
“Had a meeting with officials from @CoalMinistry, @CoalIndiaHQ & @PRO_SCCL to assess the Company’s performance in Q
2022-23,” Joshi tweeted.
“Happy to note that CIL has not only achieved 100 percent of its coal production target by January 2023, but has also registered a growth of 15.2 percent over last year,” he tweeted after the meeting.
The Coal Minister further said that CIL’s coal purchase has also reached 100% of the target with an increase of 5.5% over last year and urged the SCCL officials to stick to the annual targets and encouraged the coal companies to further expand their operations. deliveries of coal to power plants.
“Directed SCCL officials to meet annual targets and urged coal companies to increase coal supply to thermal plants,” the minister tweeted.
In the current fiscal year, 92.3 million tonnes of coal have been produced so far from 54 working coal blocks.
“A meeting was held to review coal production from selected coal blocks. In this financial year, 92.3 tonnes of coal has been produced so far from 54 working coal blocks. Called on companies to identify and remove production bottlenecks to further increase coal production,” added Joshi.