Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Coal
05-January-2018 04:39IST
Ramping up production of coal to meet demand

Coal India Limited (CIL) has envisaged to enhance its coal production to the level of 1 Billion Tonne (BT) by 2019-20 from current level production of 554.14 MT in 2016-17. CIL has identified mines with production capacity of 908 MT so far. In the Annual Plan of CIL for 2017-18, the production target has been pegged at 600.00 MT. In 2017-18, CIL has produced 385.61 MT till 01.01.2018, thus achieving 94% of the target of 408.62 MT. As per Annual Plan proposal for 2018-19, the production target of CIL has been kept at 630 MT with 5% growth over the target of 2017-18.


Considering the demand of coal from various segments/sectors, while finalizing the Annual Plan of 2017-18, CIL was given the off take target of 600 MT by Ministry of Coal. In the period 01.04.2017 to 31.12.2017, off take of 421.41 MT (provisionally) has been achieved. In order to achieve the annual target, CIL is required to ramp up its daily production to more than 2 MT during the remaining days of the fiscal.


This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of Railways and Coal Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 05.01.2018 (Friday).