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MCL to regain momentum after production loss of 24 million tonnes

MCLincurred production losses due to intermittent work stoppages and unavailability of land for expansion

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Jayajit Dash Bhubaneswar
Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) is gearing up to fast track coal output after suffering a production loss of 24 million tonnes (mt) in this fiscal year.

MCL, the second largest subsidiary of monolith Coal India Ltd (CIL) after South Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL), incurred production losses due to intermittent work stoppages and unavailability of land for expansion. MCL is estimated to have lost 6.07 mt due to suspension of work at coal mines, while 18.04 mt output loss occurred due to a halt in mine progress stemming from land constraints.

Moreover, heavy monsoon rains in this fiscal year compared to previous years,

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First Published: Nov 28 2019 | 12:27 PM IST

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