NewDelhi: Coal off-take by Coal India has increased significantly in the last 4 financial years. The off-take has increased from 534.20 MT in 2015-16 to 581.5 MT during 2017-18. The increase in off-take of CIL between 2013-14 and 2017-18 is 109.12 MT as compared to an increase of 55.04 MT between 2009-10 to 2013-14. Annual average rakes provided by Railways to CIL for transportation of coal has increased from 212.8 (rakes/day) in 2015-16 to 229.2 (rakes/day) in 2017-18. Transportation by other modes (MGR, Belt and Rope) by CIL have also increased from105.52 MT in 2015-16 to 110.22 MT in 2017-18. Therefore, there is adequate transportation facility to transport coal to the destination.
There was an increase of 105 MT in production between 2013-14 and 2017-18 compared to an increase of only 31.15 MT in the preceding five years between 2009-10 to 2013-14. However, there are a few mines in Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) and South Eastern Coalfields Limited(SECL) which are unable to operate at optimal capacity due to coal evacuation constraint.