27 Nov 2013

126 New Projects to be taken up by CIL to Increase Coal Production

Increase Coal Production
Coal India Limited(CIL) has identified126 new projects to take up during the12th Plan period with an estimated capacity of 438.04 MT.

 Out of these 60 projects are likely to contribute about 88 MT during the terminal year of 12th Plan i.e. 2016-17. Beside this, CIL has planned a number of other initiatives to increase coal production which include:-   

  • In pursuance of the announcement in the Union Budget, 2013 regarding Public Private Partnership (PPP) Policy Framework with Coal India as one of the partners, MDO mode of operation for enhancement of production capacities of coal mines of CIL has been initiated in seven projects of CIL.
  • In order to infuse world class technology & modernize CIL has been decided to appoint a consultant of International standings for the modernization of its mines. The bid for selection of consultant is under process.
  • In order to overcome the problem of slow coal evacuation from its three major coalfields namely North Karanpura – Auranga of CCL, Mand Raigarh – Korbaof SECL & Ib Valley of MCL which have a high growth potential, CIL has planned investment of Rs. 7045 Crore in three major railway infrastructure facilities namely Tori-Shivpur (Kathotia), Mand-RaigarhKorba & GopalpurManoharpur in these coalfields respectively which is under various stages of implementation. These rail links together shall stretch to about 435 kms, are expected to handle 150 Mt by the end of 12th Plan periods.
  • Introduction of high capacity equipments at par with global standards in opencast mines such as GevraDipkaLakhanpur etc. and introduction of mass production technology equipments like continuous miners & powered support long-wall faces in underground mines.

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