SAMBALPUR, OCT 5, 2021
Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) on Tuesday recorded the highest ever coal dispatch of 5.45 Lakh tonnes from its Talcher and IB valley coalfields situated in Angul, Jharsuguda and Sundergarh districts of Odisha.
MCL achieved this milestone by transporting 3.66 lakh tonne through rail, 1.45 lakh tonne through road and 0.34 lakh tonne through MGR mode. Out of total 5.45 lakh tonne, 4.15 lakh tonne was sent to the power sector accounting 76.1% of total despatch. MCL achieved this figure by dispatching total 99 rakes to its consumers.
MCL Chairman-cum-Managing Director PK Sinha lauded team MCL for achieving this feat. He said that in the coming days, MCL would definitely be able to reach newer milestones by surpassing this record.
MCL produced 148 million tonnes of coal in the financial year 2020-21; and has a target to produce 163 million tonnef of coal during the current fiscal.