Hyderabad: The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) posted a growth of 17 per cent in coal output till July-end this fiscal. The company registered six per cent growth in the removal of overburden and three per cent in coal dispatches.
The company set a production target of 1.85 lakh tonnes per day for the current month. Similarly, the overburden removal should be in the range of 11.28 lakh cubic metres per day.
SCCL chairman and managing director N Sridhar, who reviewed the realisation of the production targets with the company’s directors and area general managers, wanted coal production to be started as scheduled on the new opencast projects such as Kistaram, KTK, Koyagudem OC-3 and Indaram Khani.
He wanted the pace of exploration works to be stepped up at the Naini block allotted to SCCL in Odisha so that production could be started as scheduled in 2020. The coal output of the company touched 222 lakh tonnes in the first four months of the financial year as against 190 lakh tonnes during the corresponding period last year.
Similarly, the coal dispatches touched 220 lakh tonnes so far this year as against 214 lakh tonnes till July in the last financial year.