CIL approved 53 project so far to achieve 1 BT coal production by FY 24-25

These projects will add additional capacity of about 278 Mty (million ton/ year) and projected to contribute additional production of about 102 Mt by FY 24-25.

CIL approved 53 project so far to achieve 1 BT coal production by FY 24-25
CIL approved 53 project so far to achieve 1 BT coal production by FY 24-25

New Delhi: Union Minister of Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi today in Lok Sabha mentioned the continuous process for Auction of coal blocks. In a written reply he states as per the prescribed procedure, companies may apply as and when Notice Inviting Application/Notice Inviting Tender is published by the Nominated Authority/Ministry of Coal. Applications, if any, are considered as per the norms specified.

Target of 1 BT coal production by FY 2024-25

However, to achieve 1 BT coal production by FY 2024-25, Coal India Limited has made a progress made so far since April’ 2020. The largest coal-producer amd Maharatna PSU approved 53 project reports including greenfield and expansion projects to create additional capacity of coal production.

These projects will add additional capacity of about 278 Mty (million ton/ year) and projected to contribute additional production of about 102 Mt by FY 24-25, as mentioned by Shri Joshi.

Apart from this progress till June’ 2022 is as follows:

  • Environmental Clearance granted for 60 proposals with an incremental capacity of 104.86 Mty.
  • Stage-I Forest Clearance granted for 09 proposals involving 934.96 Ha of forest land.
  • Stage-II Forest Clearance granted for 14 proposals involving 2580.68 Ha of forest land.
  • 6966.87 Ha of land have been possessed.
  • 06 First Mile Connectivity Projects of CHP/SILO have been commissioned with aggregate capacity of 82 Mty.
  • 04 Rail Connectivity projects have been commissioned and 1 Rail Siding have been commissioned.
  • Rail Projects - Kharsia- Dharamjaigarh rail line of 87 Kms (CERL Ph-I) in Chhattisgarh has been commissioned, Lingaraj SILO to Deulbeda rail connectivity of 4.4 Km has been commissioned, Work of tripling of Tori- Shivpur rail link in Jharkhand started and Doubling of Jharsuguda- Barpali- Sardega rail link in Odisha started.
  • Work awarded for 06 MDO Projects with aggregate capacity of 96.74 Mty.