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Odisha's coal revenue slides as MCL struggles to meet output target

MCL may not be able to meet 167 mn tonne output due to sporadic halt in work at key mines

Jayajit Dash  |  Bhubaneswar 

Odisha's coal revenue slides as MCL struggles to meet output target

After posting a consistent rise in four years from 2012-13 to 2015-16, royalty collection in has witnessed a slide in this fiscal, with India's biggest producing subsidiary Ltd (MCL) struggling to meet its targeted production.

revenue collection in the state in was Rs 1,384.52 crore by the end of February. Last fiscal, the royalty collection stood at Rs 1627.27 crore. Royalty collection from has progressively rose from Rs 1,245.24 crore in 2012-13 to Rs 1,378.58 crore in 2013-14 and to Rs 1439.17 crore in 2014-15.

MCL has a target to produce 167 million tonne (mt) of out of India's total output of 598 mt pegged for this fiscal. But, sporadic halt in work at some of its key mines might pull down actual output. The Ministry of Coal, taking note of the hit in production, estimates that the shortfall in production by MCL could be in upwards of 20 mt in this fiscal.

secretary Susheel Kumar has conveyed to the chief secretary to improve the law and order situation at MCL mines to ensure production does not suffer. Other issues like rehabilitation & resettlement (R&R) are also contributing to the falling production trend. Due to protests on R&R issues, the production is getting impacted. Kumar who recently visited the MCL area admitted there are some serious problems, especially the ones related to R&R at its operating mines. The secretary has even hinted that if the government does not do enough to improve the situation, the ministry can take a call on shifting production out of by assigning higher output target to some other India Ltd (CIL) subsidiary.

MCL officials were not immediately available for a comment.

Actual production by MCL in April-February period is 125.64 mt, achieving 84 per cent of the target. Barring Ltd (WCL) which has seen de-growth of 5.4 per cent, MCL has seen the slowest growth (1.4 per cent) among the rest of the subsidiaries. In terms of offtake, MCL has despatched 130.06 mt at the end of February, an achievement of 87 per cent of the target and growing by 2.3 per cent over the same period of previous fiscal.

Total output by all CIL subsidiary companies (on February end) had reached 488.06 mt, meaning an achievement of 91 per cent of the targeted figure.

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Odisha's coal revenue slides as MCL struggles to meet output target

MCL may not be able to meet 167 mn tonne output due to sporadic halt in work at key mines

After posting a consistent rise in four years from 2012-13 to 2015-16, coal royalty collection in Odisha has witnessed a slide in this fiscal with Coal India's biggest producing subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) struggling to meet its targeted coal production.Coal revenue collection in the state in Odisha was Rs 1384.52 crore by the end of February. Last fiscal, the royalty collection stood at Rs 1627.27 crore. Royalty collection from coal has progressively rose from Rs 1245.24 crore in 2012-13 to Rs 1378.58 crore in 2013-14 and to Rs 1439.17 crore in 2014-15.MCL has a target to produce 167 million tonne (mt) of coal out of Coal India's total output of 598 mt pegged for this fiscal. But, sporadic halt in work at some of its key mines might pull down actual output. The Ministry of Coal, taking note of the hit in production, estimates that the shortfall in production by MCL could be in upwards of 20 mt in this fiscal.Coal secretary Susheel Kumar has conveyed to the Odisha chief .. After posting a consistent rise in four years from 2012-13 to 2015-16, royalty collection in has witnessed a slide in this fiscal, with India's biggest producing subsidiary Ltd (MCL) struggling to meet its targeted production.

revenue collection in the state in was Rs 1,384.52 crore by the end of February. Last fiscal, the royalty collection stood at Rs 1627.27 crore. Royalty collection from has progressively rose from Rs 1,245.24 crore in 2012-13 to Rs 1,378.58 crore in 2013-14 and to Rs 1439.17 crore in 2014-15.

MCL has a target to produce 167 million tonne (mt) of out of India's total output of 598 mt pegged for this fiscal. But, sporadic halt in work at some of its key mines might pull down actual output. The Ministry of Coal, taking note of the hit in production, estimates that the shortfall in production by MCL could be in upwards of 20 mt in this fiscal.

secretary Susheel Kumar has conveyed to the chief secretary to improve the law and order situation at MCL mines to ensure production does not suffer. Other issues like rehabilitation & resettlement (R&R) are also contributing to the falling production trend. Due to protests on R&R issues, the production is getting impacted. Kumar who recently visited the MCL area admitted there are some serious problems, especially the ones related to R&R at its operating mines. The secretary has even hinted that if the government does not do enough to improve the situation, the ministry can take a call on shifting production out of by assigning higher output target to some other India Ltd (CIL) subsidiary.

MCL officials were not immediately available for a comment.

Actual production by MCL in April-February period is 125.64 mt, achieving 84 per cent of the target. Barring Ltd (WCL) which has seen de-growth of 5.4 per cent, MCL has seen the slowest growth (1.4 per cent) among the rest of the subsidiaries. In terms of offtake, MCL has despatched 130.06 mt at the end of February, an achievement of 87 per cent of the target and growing by 2.3 per cent over the same period of previous fiscal.

Total output by all CIL subsidiary companies (on February end) had reached 488.06 mt, meaning an achievement of 91 per cent of the targeted figure.

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Odisha's coal revenue slides as MCL struggles to meet output target

MCL may not be able to meet 167 mn tonne output due to sporadic halt in work at key mines

After posting a consistent rise in four years from 2012-13 to 2015-16, royalty collection in has witnessed a slide in this fiscal, with India's biggest producing subsidiary Ltd (MCL) struggling to meet its targeted production.

revenue collection in the state in was Rs 1,384.52 crore by the end of February. Last fiscal, the royalty collection stood at Rs 1627.27 crore. Royalty collection from has progressively rose from Rs 1,245.24 crore in 2012-13 to Rs 1,378.58 crore in 2013-14 and to Rs 1439.17 crore in 2014-15.

MCL has a target to produce 167 million tonne (mt) of out of India's total output of 598 mt pegged for this fiscal. But, sporadic halt in work at some of its key mines might pull down actual output. The Ministry of Coal, taking note of the hit in production, estimates that the shortfall in production by MCL could be in upwards of 20 mt in this fiscal.

secretary Susheel Kumar has conveyed to the chief secretary to improve the law and order situation at MCL mines to ensure production does not suffer. Other issues like rehabilitation & resettlement (R&R) are also contributing to the falling production trend. Due to protests on R&R issues, the production is getting impacted. Kumar who recently visited the MCL area admitted there are some serious problems, especially the ones related to R&R at its operating mines. The secretary has even hinted that if the government does not do enough to improve the situation, the ministry can take a call on shifting production out of by assigning higher output target to some other India Ltd (CIL) subsidiary.

MCL officials were not immediately available for a comment.

Actual production by MCL in April-February period is 125.64 mt, achieving 84 per cent of the target. Barring Ltd (WCL) which has seen de-growth of 5.4 per cent, MCL has seen the slowest growth (1.4 per cent) among the rest of the subsidiaries. In terms of offtake, MCL has despatched 130.06 mt at the end of February, an achievement of 87 per cent of the target and growing by 2.3 per cent over the same period of previous fiscal.

Total output by all CIL subsidiary companies (on February end) had reached 488.06 mt, meaning an achievement of 91 per cent of the targeted figure.

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