Coal India Ltd (CIL) division NCL has declared that it supplied 87 per cent of its total coal to electricity producers in the previous financial year, thus fulfilling the power aspiration of the country in these unparalleled times.
There was also about 14 per cent increase year-on-year in the average supply of coal rakes to upcountry consumers, the PSU said in a statement.
Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL), the Singrauli-based miniratna company, surpassed its fiscal production milestone of 113 million tonne (MT) and produced 115.05 MT in 2020-21 with 6.47 per cent year-on-year growth.
The firm has also exceeded its annual overload removal (OBR) target of 370 million cubic metres, and removed a whopping 374.17 million cubic metres of overburden with a year-on-year growth
of 15.76 per cent in the previous financial year, it said.
Overburden is the material above coal seam that is needed to be removed above coal layer for ready exposure. OBR is an essential factor to determine a mining company's output and growth.
On this achievement, NCL CMD Prabhat Kumar Sinha praised the team and told that even in the testing time of the pandemic; the company's coal warriors have proven themselves with their unwavering commitment towards energy security of the nation.
The apex management has articulated hope that the company will continue to ride the wave with the same synergy.
Promoting the sustainable and green mode of transportation, the firm has supplied 12 per cent more coal using rail mode to consumers, it stated.
Also, 2.3 per cent growth was observed in Merry-Go-Round (MGR) mode of coal transportation, the company NCL supplies about 52 MT of coal through dedicated MGR transportation mode which is directly related to thermal power plants.
In a crucial pro-environmental step, a remarkable demur of 24 per cent was seen in coal transportation through road mode in spite of year-on-year growth in the company's coal dispatch.
NCL operates with 10 highly mechanised opencast coal mines spread in Singrauli and Sonbhadra districts of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, respectively.
NCL is hoping for 130 MT coal productions by 2023-24.