MCL Set To Emerge As Top Coal Company This Fiscal, Says Ministry Official On Odisha Visit

Angul: Considering its production and despatch performance, the Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) is set to be the top performing company in coal sector by the end of 2021-22 financial year, said M Nagaraju, additional secretary, Ministry of Coal.

Reviewing the performance of coal production and despatch during his visit to Talcher Coalfields on Monday, Nagaraju appreciated the company’s efforts for ensuring growth in production and supply to the consumers.

“I believe you can achieve the production of 160-165 million tonne during the current fiscal which will be a great achievement. And by doing that you will become the number one coal producing subsidiary of Coal India in terms of coal production as well as profits,” the additional secretary said.

On his arrival at MCL, Nagaraju was received by OP Singh, Director (Technical /Operations) and Keshav Rao, Director (Personnel). After a brief discussion with the senior officers, the additional secretary visited Lingaraj SILO to inspect the automated coal transportation operations.

He also visited top performing Bhubaneswari OCP where he assessed the impact on mining operations due to heavy rains.

Area General Managers from MCL’s Ib Valley Coalfields in Jharsuguda and Sundargarh districts also participated in the review meeting through video-conferencing.

MCL, which had produced 148 million tonne in 2020-21 financial year, has been set a target to produce 163 million tonne coal and despatch 182 million tonne to consumers during the current fiscal.

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