CoalMin to enhance coal production to 1.23 bn t by 2024-25
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CoalMin to enhance coal production to 1.23 bn t by 2024-25

The Ministry of Coal is in the process of enhancing coal production to an ambitious target of 1.23 billion tonne by FY 2024-25 to ensure the energy security of the country.

In order to support the vision, Coal India (CIL) has adopted an integrated planning approach by strengthening evacuation infrastructure for one billion tonne of production and seamless transportation of coal to the end users.

North Karanpura Coalfield is a major coalfield in Jharkhand State, falling within the command of Central Coalfields (CCL) having a coal resource of about 19 billion tonne. CCL has a projected production contribution of about 135 million tonne by FY25, out of which about 85 MT is likely to be produced from North Karanpura Coalfield from several greenfield and brownfield coal mining projects, like Amrapali (25 MT), Magadh (51 MT), Chandragupta (15 MT), Sanghmitra. Presently, coal evacuation from the North Karanapura coalfield is covered by the Barkakana-Daltonganj branch railway line of the East Central Railway connecting Gomoh and Dehri-on-Son via the Barkakana loop.

The additional railway line has been created by CCL, i.e. Tori - Shivpur (44.37 km) double railway line. The development of the third line on the same alignment is under construction at an additional capital of Rs 8.94 billion, which is likely to be operationalised by May 2023.

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The Ministry of Coal is in the process of enhancing coal production to an ambitious target of 1.23 billion tonne by FY 2024-25 to ensure the energy security of the country. In order to support the vision, Coal India (CIL) has adopted an integrated planning approach by strengthening evacuation infrastructure for one billion tonne of production and seamless transportation of coal to the end users. North Karanpura Coalfield is a major coalfield in Jharkhand State, falling within the command of Central Coalfields (CCL) having a coal resource of about 19 billion tonne. CCL has a projected production contribution of about 135 million tonne by FY25, out of which about 85 MT is likely to be produced from North Karanpura Coalfield from several greenfield and brownfield coal mining projects, like Amrapali (25 MT), Magadh (51 MT), Chandragupta (15 MT), Sanghmitra. Presently, coal evacuation from the North Karanapura coalfield is covered by the Barkakana-Daltonganj branch railway line of the East Central Railway connecting Gomoh and Dehri-on-Son via the Barkakana loop. The additional railway line has been created by CCL, i.e. Tori - Shivpur (44.37 km) double railway line. The development of the third line on the same alignment is under construction at an additional capital of Rs 8.94 billion, which is likely to be operationalised by May 2023. Also read: Rajasthan introduces amnesty scheme for minersNTPC receives 13 bids for minority stake sale in green unit

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