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Government of India
Ministry of Coal
07-December-2011 16:22 IST
New Capacity in Coal Sector

The Government proposes to add new capacity by way of taking up of new projects as well as expansion of existing projects through Coal India Ltd. (CIL) and its subsidiaries, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd. (NLC) and Singareni Collieries Company Ltd. (SCCL) in Public Sector. Further, new capacity addition in production through coal block allocatees both Public and Private Sector is also envisaged. It is envisaged that during the 12th plan period the annual production of coal will increase from 447 Million Tone(MT) to 615 MT by CIL, from 51 MT to 57 MT by SCCL and for lignite it is envisaged to increase from 41.64 MT to 68.60 MT by NLC by way of capacity addition. The production from coal block allocatees is envisaged to increase from 36.15 MT to 100 MT during the above period. This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal, Shri Pratik Prakashbapu Patil in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

The Minister further added that as per the recommendations of the Working Group on coal for the 12th Five Year plan (2012-2017), the capital outlay for Coal and Lignite sector during the above period is envisaged as under:

Coal India Ltd. (CIL): Rs. 25400 crore

Singareni Collieries Company Ltd. (SCCL): Rs. 10350 crore

Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd. (NLC): Rs. 3481 crore

The details of investment plans of private sector are not available.