Western Coalfields registers highest-ever single-day coal production

Employees are working 24x seven in both underground and opencast coal mines

Western Coalfields, Coal India, Coal production, Corona virus, Underground and opencast coal mines, Coal mining, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh

Western Coalfields (WCL), a subsidiary of Coal India, has registered the highest-ever single-day coal production of 4.29 lakh tonne on 27 March 2020 amid the countrywide lockdown to contain Corona virus.

Employees, currently 42,000, are working 24x seven in both underground and opencast coal mines to produce and despatch enough coal to its linked power plants, so that there should be no disruption in electricity supply in the country at present necessary to combat the menace.

Coal mining activity and its transportation has been declared as essential service during the lockdown due to the outbreak. The company is now heading to surpass its annual target of 56 million tonne for 2019-20.

WCL operates 55 mines in 10 areas spread over Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. WCL supplies 80% of its production to power plants located in Central, Western and Southern India.

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