Coal India (CIL) is planning to reach 1 billion tones of mines in output by 2020. It has cleared three projects with a total production capacity of 40 million tonnes. One of projects is the Rs 3,600-crore, Lakhanpur-Belpahar-Lilari, 30 million tonnes (MT) integrated open cast mine in Odisha under Mahanadi Coalfields. Then there’s the Rs 1,550-crore, Rampur-Batura (new mine), 4 MT project under South Eastern Coalfields. The third project is the Rs 750-crore, Yekona 1 & 2 amalgamate, a 2.75 MT open cast mine under Western Coalfields.
Extracted from ET, Aug 24,’15