Coal crisis: MCL dispatches 5.47 lakh tonne coal, records highest-ever coal despatch

To meet the coal demand of power plants, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) dispatched 5.47 lakh tonne coal on October 17, recording its highest-ever coal despatch in a day
Coal crisis: MCL dispatches 5.47 lakh tonne coal, records highest-ever coal despatch

New Delhi: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd (CIL), has dispatched over 5.47 lakh tonne coal to consumers on October 17, breaking its own record of 5.45 lakh tonne within a fortnight. The company dispatched its highest-ever 103 rakes of coal on October 17, with 65 rakes coming from Talcher coalfields and 38 rakes from Ib Valley coalfields, said an official statement. MCL's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) PK Sinha congratulated the officers and workers of MCL for their consistent and coordinated approach to maximise coal supply. MCL has recorded an average coal despatch of 5.17 lakh tonne per day for the month of October per day.

Commenting on the achievement, the MCL CMD told its employees, "It's all your determination and hard work that has made unachievable achievable. Coal Indians in MCL have always remained at the forefront to face the challenges and achieved newer milestones in the pursuit of energy security of the nation." 

Asserting that MCL has sufficient coal stock, Sinha said that for the month of October, MCL's coal production, despatch and overburden (OB) removal have registered a growth of 26.5 percent, 34.3 percent and 71.7 percent, respectively, in comparison to the same period of the last financial year.

Recording an impressive double-digit growth during the current fiscal, MCL has produced 78.5 million tonnes (MT) of coal, registering a growth of 12.16 percent. The PSU has dispatched 89.65 million tonnes of dry fuel to the consumer as against 74.33 million tonnes supplied during the same period last year.

Overburden (OB) removal at MCL has also registered a significant growth of 22.2 percent at 101.02 million cubic meters during the current fiscal. 

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