Coal Production
           The overall production of coal for 2017-18 was projected at 730.10 MT. During the period
      April to December 2017 the actual production was 461.42 MT compared to 452.97 MT during
      corresponding period of 2016-17 showing a growth of 1.9 per cent.
      Coal India Limited
           Coal India Limited (CIL) is a ‘Maha Ratna’ company under the Ministry of Coal, with
      headquarters at Kolkata, West Bengal. CIL is the single largest coal producing company in the
      world and one of the largest corporate employers with a manpower of 3,46,638. CIL operates
      through 82 mining areas spread over eight provincial states of India. It has 429 mines of which
      237 are underground, 166 opencast and 26 mixed mines. CIL is the apex body in coal industry
      under the administrative control of the Ministry of Coal. Coal India is a holding company with
      seven wholly owned coal producing subsidiary companies and one mine planning and
      consultancy company. It encompasses the whole gamut of identification of coal reserves,
      detailed exploration followed by design and implementation and optimising operations for coal
      extraction in its mines. The producing companies are: Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL),
      Sanctoria, West Bengal; Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), Dhanbad, Jharkhand; Central
      Coalfields Limited (CCL), Ranchi, Jharkhand; South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL),
      Bilaspur, Chattisgarh; Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), Nagpur, Maharashtra; Northern
      Coalfields Limited (NCL), Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh; Mahanadi Coalfields Limtied (MCL),
      Sambalpur, Odisha. The consultancy company is Central Mine Planning and Design Institute
      Limited (CMPDIL), Ranchi, Jharkhand.
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      Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited
           Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC) was registered as a company in November
      1956. The mining operations in Mine-I were formally inaugurated in 1957. Neyveli Lignite
      Corporation has been conferred with ‘Navratna’ status since 2011. Its registered office at
      Chennai and corporate office at Neyveli in Tamil Nadu is a pioneer among the public sector
      undertakings in the energy sector. NLC operates three open cast lignite mines of total capacity of
      28.5 million tonnes per annum at Neyveli and one open cast lignite mine of capacity 2.1 million
      tonnes per annum at Barsingsar, Rajasthan, three thermal power stations with a total installed
      capacity of 2,490 Mega Watt at Neyveli and one thermal power station at Barsingsar, Rajasthan
      with an installed capacity of 250 Mega Watt. All the mines of NLC are ISO certified for quality
      management system, environmental management system and occupational health and safety
      management system. NLC’s growth is sustained and its contribution to India’s social and
      economic development is significant.
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