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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New capacity in coal sector in India during 12th plan

Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011

Mr Pratik Prakashbapu Patil minister of state in the ministry of coal informed the Lok Sabha that the government proposes to add new capacity by way of taking up of new projects as well as expansion of existing projects through Coal India Ltd and its subsidiaries, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd and Singareni Collieries Company Ltd in Public Sector. Further, new capacity addition in production through coal block allocatees both Public and Private Sector is also envisaged.

It is envisaged that during the 12th plan period the annual production of coal will increase from 447 million tonne to 615 million tonne by CIL, from 51 million tonne to 57 million tonne by SCCL and for lignite it is envisaged to increase from 41.64 million tonne to 68.60 million tonne by NLC by way of capacity addition. The production from coal block allocatees is envisaged to increase from 36.15 million tonne to 100 million tonne during the above period.

The minister further added that as per the recommendations of the Working Group on coal for the 12th Five Year plan (2012-2017), the capital outlay for Coal and Lignite sector during the above period is envisaged as under:

Coal India Ltd INR 25400 crore
Singareni Collieries Company Ltd INR 10350 crore
Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd INR 3481 crore

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