South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), the largest coal producing subsidiary of Coal India Limited, registered an impressive growth heading towards the coal production target of the year. During the period from April to December 2018, SECL’s Coal production and off-take grew by 8.89% and 4.06% respectively. During the same period, SECL’s Coal production was 110.751 Million Tonnes (MT) and Off-take was 115.433 Million Tonnes (MT). The Over Burden Removal was 137.796 MT during this 9 months period. The coal production in third quarter itself was 38.517 MT.
Each year since it’s inception, SECL has surpassed it’s own coal production record. The organization makes all it’s efforts to achieve the coal production target contributing to around 1/4th of coal production of Coal India Limited. In a recent development, the union Ministry of Environmnet, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) has accorded environment clearance for expansion of Manikpur OCP coal mine. It earlier had environment clearance of 3.50 MTPA, which has now been extended to 4.90 MTPA. This expansion will help towards achievement of annual target of coal production.