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Coal India urged to enhance allocation to Chhattisgarh industries

State demands higher share of fuel as it accounts for a major chunk of CIL's output, claims it is losing Rs 200 cr a year in revenue as some industries are importing coal

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Coal India Limited (CIL) had been urged to enhance coal supply to industries in Chhattisgarh, which accounted for the lion's share in the company’s total output.

“About 25 per cent of CIL’s coal production comes from Bilaspur (in Chhattisgarh) but the local industries are not getting sufficient quantities of the fuel,” said Chhattisgarh Janta Congress legislator Dharamjit Singh, while raising the issue in the state legislative assembly. South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), CIL's flagship arm, has major operations in Chhattisgarh and is the highest coal-producing company in the country.

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First Published: Nov 30 2019 | 3:57 PM IST

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