New Delhi: Coal India's arm NCL on Thursday said that it is eyeing the removal of 410 million cubic metres (MCuM) of overburden (OB) material from its various coal mines in the current fiscal. OB is the rock material which needs to be removed for faster extraction of coal.
Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) has so far removed 400.56 MCuM OB with remarkable year-on-year growth of 28.30 percent, the company said in a statement.
During the current fiscal till date, NCL has produced 114.48 million tonnes (MT) of coal, registering a growth of 9.5 percent, and dispatched 117.66 MT coal, clocking 7.7 percent growth. NCL dispatches more than 90 percent of the coal produced to the power consumers.
Coal supplies from NCL have made it possible to produce about 10,515 MW of electricity from pithead power plants having power generation capacity of 13,295 MW. In addition, NCL is also supplying coal to power plants of various states.
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