Coal Ministry Reviews Status of Captive Coal Mines Production

The comprehensive review highlighted the government's commitment to enhancing domestic coal production.

Coal Ministry Reviews Status of Captive Coal Mines Production

Additional Secretary and Nominated Authority, Ministry of Coal, Shri M. Nagaraju, chaired a crucial meeting to review the status of “producing and expected to produce” and “Non-Operational” captive and commercial coal mines.

The comprehensive review highlighted the government's commitment to enhancing domestic coal production.

During the meeting, Shri Nagaraju appreciated the efforts of all the allottees for increased coal production and advised them to put in further efforts to achieve the committed coal production targets of FY 2024-25. The additional Secretary also impressed upon the allottees to take the necessary steps to operationalize the coal blocks in the advanced operationalization stages.

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As of 30th June 2024, 54 captive/commercial coal mines are under production out of which 32 mines are allocated to the power sector, 12 to the non-regulated sector, and 10 mines are allocated for the sale of coal. Eleven mines are expected to commence coal production in FY 2025. Production of Coal from these mines as of date is 39.53 MT with an outstanding growth of 35% YoY.

65 non-operational coal blocks are in various stages of obtaining regulatory clearances. These blocks are distributed across nine states: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, and West Bengal.

 

 

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This high-level meeting underscores the Ministry's proactive approach to monitoring and optimizing coal production to meet the nation's energy needs. The review of both operational and non-operational mines indicates a strategic focus on maximizing resources and addressing any hurdles in coal extraction.

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