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MCL CMD exudes confidence about meeting FY22 coal production target of 163 MT

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  • Sinha appreciated coal miners for producing and supplying adequate quality of coal to consumers, particularly power plants

  • MCL had achieved highest-ever production of 148.01 million tonne (MT) and the highest ever coal despatch of 146 MT in the year ended March 31

Sambalpur (Odisha): Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) PK Sinha said the company will achieve its coal production target of 163 million tonnes (MT) in the financial year 2021-22. Extending his greetings on ‘Miners’ Day’ (May Day is celebrated as Miners’ Day in Coal India), Sinha appreciated coal miners for their contribution in ensuring energy security of the country by producing and supplying adequate quality of coal to consumers, particularly power plants, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Highlighting the record-breaking performance of the company in the last financial year, he said, “I have confidence in the dedication of my Team MCL, and I am sure that coal miners in MCL will also achieve production target of 163 MT in the current fiscal.”

MCL had achieved highest-ever production of 148.01 million tonne (MT) and the highest ever coal despatch of 146 MT in the year ended March 31. A record over-burden removal of 174.5 million cubic meters (MCuM) during FY2020-21 has set a strong foundation for enabling Coal India achieve the target of 1 billion tonne (BT) production by 2024.

COVID-19: Health & safety paramount for ensuring coal supply to power plants

Referring to the negative impact of COVID-19 on business across the globe, the MCL CMD said, “Our country is facing second wave of corona virus, which is paralysing many businesses. In this scenario, we all have to be very cautious and stay safe to ensure that coal supply to power plants remains uninterrupted.”

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During the celebration organised on virtual mode, Sinha also appreciated doctors, medical staff, maintenance staff and all others directly involved in the management of COVID-19 patients. He advised everyone to follow COVID appropriate behaviour at workplace.

OP Singh, Director (Technical/Operations), KR Vasudevan, Director (Finance), Keshav Rao, Director (Personnel) and Baban Singh, Director (Technical/P&P) participated from headquarters while trade union leaders, Area General Managers, heads of various departments and other employees joined from respective places.

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