Coal India Stops Production at Several Mines

first_imgCoal India Stops Production at Several Mines FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Debjoy Sengupta for the Economic Times of India:State-owned Coal India has been forced to temporarily stop production at several mines and suspend shifts in others, as there are no takers for their stock due to surplus position at all thermal power plants in the country. The coal stocks now stand at 84 million tonnes, with 48 million tonnes at various Coal India mines and another 36 million tonnes at power plants.“The power companies are not in a position to take any additional coal and we are being requested, both officially and unofficially, to cut supplies, which has prompted us to scale down production at several other mines apart from the ones where we have stopped production temporarily,” said a senior official on the condition of anonymity.Coal India is being forced to cut or stop production because there’s a limit on the volume of coal that can be stocked at any single location.The stock is so huge at some mines dumpers that carry coal from pits to stockyards cannot move within the mine area. Large stocks of coal also run the risk of catching fire.Full article: CIL stops Work at several mineslast_img

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