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MCL to be top performing company in coal sector by end of FY22: Nagaraju



Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) would be the top performing company in the coal sector by the end of the current financial year, said M Nagaraju, Additional Secretary in the Union Coal Ministry.

Reviewing the performance of coal production and dispatch during his visit to Talcher Coalfields today, Nagaraju lauded MCL for ensuring growth in coal production and supply to the consumers. 

“If you are able to do this, I believe you will be achieving 160-165 million tonnes (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.

Nagaraju, who had arrived on an official visit to MCL, 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 and 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 Sundergarh districts also participated in the review meeting through videoconferencing.

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

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