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SEP 03 2015

Strike impact: Coal India output down 40 per cent

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Thu 03rd SEP 2015

Coal production remained 40 per cent below average at the end of the first shift at Coal India mines on Wednesday due to the nationwide strike. The miner follows a three-shift production schedule. As against 0.36 million tonne production in the first shift on Tuesday, the coal major today produced 0.21 mt. CIL produces nearly 1.2 mt in a day.

Among the three large mining subsidiaries contributing two-third of the annual production of 494 mt (2014-15), Mahanadi Coalfields in BJD-ruled Odisha was the worst hit with not a tonne of coal being extracted. On the contrary, production was less affected in South Eastern Coalfields (SECL) and Northern Coalfields (NCL) at BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh respectively.

SECL produced 70 per cent of its daily average and NCL recorded 60 per cent production. At Jharkhand where BJP has recently come to power; the Ranchi-based CCL lost only 30 per cent production but the Dhanbad-based BCCL lost 90 per cent output. Among BJP ruled States, Maharashtra was an exception with Nagpur-based WCL losing 70 per cent production similar to ECL in the Trinamool Congress ruled West Bengal.

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Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Jharkhand Odisha West Bengal Coal Coal India Limited South Eastern Coalfields Ltd Eastern Coal Fields Bharat Coking Coal Northern Coalfields Ltd CIL Power India

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