MCL, a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd, on Friday mentioned it has posted a document manufacturing of 148.01 million tonne and achieved the highest-ever dispatch of 146 million tonne within the 2020-21 fiscal. These achievements by the Odisha-based miner will assist Coal India, a Maharatna PSU, strengthen its basis to fulfill the one billion manufacturing goal by 2024, an official mentioned. Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd additionally registered a document of 174.5 MCuM of overburden removing within the final fiscal, its chairman-cum-managing Director P Okay Sinha advised reporters.
Overburden removing is a strategy of eradicating topsoil and rock to reveal coal seams in open forged mines. He mentioned Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd spent Rs 2,300 crore as capital expenditure, which was the very best amongst all Coal India subsidiaries in FY21.
“MCL is committed to supply clean coal with minimum impact on the environment. The company is implementing nine projects to provide a pollution-free rake loading system with a total expenditure of Rs 3,600 crore,” Sinha mentioned. He mentioned MCL had signed an settlement with the Odisha authorities and SUM Hospital for organising medical services in Bhubaneswar and Talcher for the remedy of COVID-19 sufferers.
The firm additionally established a devoted COVID Health Centre in Jharsuguda, he mentioned. The miner had spent Rs 193 crore for its company social duty programme within the final fiscal, he added.