“This way, ECL has made five million tonne more coal available for its consumers, especially thermal power houses, for meeting energy needs of the country.”“During the first three quarters of 2018-19, ECL has achieved 32.9 million tonnes against achievement of 28.1 million tonnes in the same period last year, thereby attaining a growth of 17.2 percent in coal production,” ECL said in a statement. In April-December, ECL despatched 34.6 MT of coal, against 29.5 MT in the corresponding period of the previous financial year. “This way, ECL has made five million tonne more coal available for its consumers, especially thermal powerhouses, for meeting energy needs of the country,” it said. During the last quarter, ECL removed 88.3 million cubic metre overburden, against 82.4 million cubic metre in the year-ago period. “The man productivity in the current year has been achieved as 3.12 tonne per man shift compared to 2.58 tonne per man shift achieved during the same period last year,” it said.