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MCL scales new heights in coal supply, dispatches 5.47 lakh tonnes of coal on Sunday



Leading coal producer Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) on Sunday scaled a new height in coal supply with dispatch of over 5.47 lakh tonnes of coal to consumers, breaking its previous record of 5.45 lakh tonnes.

The company on Sunday dispatched the highest ever 103 rakes of coal to the consumers, with 65 rakes coming from Talcher coalfields while 38 rakes were supplied from Ib Valley coalfields. 

Chairman-cum-Managing Director P K Sinha congratulated the officers and workers of MCL for their consistent and coordinated approach to maximise coal supply to consumers which has resulted in an average dispatch of 5.17 lakh tonnes a day for the month of October.

 “It’s all your determination and hard work that has made unachievable achievable. Coal Indians in MCL have always remained at the forefront to face the challenges and achieved newer milestones in the pursuit of energy security to the nation,” said the MCL CMD.

Asserting that MCL has sufficient coal stock to feed the consumers, Sinha said, “For the month of October, the coal production, dispatch and overburden (OB) removal at MCL have registered a growth of 26.5%, 34.3% and 71.7% respectively as against the corresponding period during previous financial year.”

Recording an impressive double-digit growth during the current fiscal, MCL produced 78.5 million tonnes of coal registering a growth of 12.16%, while dispatched 89.65 million tonnes of dry fuel to the consumers, as against 74.33 million tonnes supplied during the same period last year.

Overburden (OB) removal at MCL has also registered a significant growth of 22.2% at 101.02 million cubic metres during the current fiscal. This would ensure sufficient availability of exposed resources to extract coal and meet the market demands, the company said.

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