SAMBALPUR/TALCHER, OCT 11, 2021
Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) on Sunday supplied 5.34 lakh tonnes of coal to consumers with highest ever of 62 rakes from its Talcher Coalfields, maintaining an average of more than half-a-million coal provided to consumers during the current month.
At least 95 rakes were dispatched from Talcher and Ib Valley coalfields of the company, while 23 rakes were supplied through merry-go-round (MGR). This apart, 1.4 lakh tonnes of coal were dispatched through surface transport mode.
Appreciating the planning and operational teams, MCL Chairman-cum-Managing Director PK Sinha said, “We have to continue in the same spirit to ensure our consumers have enough coal.”
On an average, 76.6 percent coal has been provided to power consumers during the current month while 20.4 per cent to the non-power consumers.
To date, MCL has produced about 75 million tonnes of coal while dispatched more than 85 million tonne to different consumers.
Despite restrictions due to COVID-19 and unprecedented rains, MCL has succeeded in maintaining a double-digit growth over last year in both production (11.5 per cent) and dispatch (20.08 per cent) of coal.
MCL, the leading subsidiary of Coal India, has a coal production target of 163 million tonnes and dispatch of 182 million tonnes.