Engineering | February 2014
SAIL, Sasan and others assure 41 mt of coal output in FY14
Companies like SAIL, Sasan Power, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) have assured the government that they will produce 41.216 million tonne (MT) of coal from captive mines in the current fiscal. The output target from the captive blocks set for FY'14 is 44.5 MT. The target of 44.58 million tonne of coal production from captive coal blocks has been set for the year 2013-14. The coal block allocatees also intimated that they have achieved an output of 24.825 MT up to November 2013. The Ministry also requested the coal block allocatees to bring any other issue pertaining to the development of mines to its notice. The Ministry had earlier said that 38 coal blocks of firms like SAIL, Hindalco and Prakash Industries have already begun production. It had also said that 10 coal blocks allocated to firms like GVK Power, Damodar Valley Corporation, Jaipra--¡kash Associates and Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Ltd were nearing production.