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The government on Friday said that the annual production target of state-owned CIL has been kept at 630 million tonnes (MT) for the upcoming financial year.
"As per Annual Plan proposal for 2018-19, the production target of CIL (Coal India) has been kept at 630 MT (million tonnes) with five per cent growth over the target of 2017-18," Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.
Against the target of 408.6 MT, CIL produced 385.6 MT of coal till January 1 in the ongoing financial year, the minister said.
In the Annual Plan of CIL for 2017-18, the production target has been pegged at 600 million tonnes.
From the production level of 554 million tonnes in 2016- 17, the PSU has envisaged to enhance its coal output to one billion tonnes by FY'20.
CIL has identified mines with a production capacity of 908 million tonnes so far.
"In the period April 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, offtake of 421.41 MT(provisionally) has been achieved," the minister said.
In a bid to achieve the annual target, CIL is required to increase its daily production to more than two MT during the remaining day of the ongoing financial year.