Mahanadi Coalfields achieves one-day record coal dispatch

Sales grew 2% during the current month

Mahanadi Coalfields, Coal India, Ib Valley mines, Talcher coalfields, Basundhara coal mine

Mahanadi Coalfields has achieved its highest ever dispatch on Tuesday, the Coal India subsidiary said in a statement.

It loaded 5,17,448 tonnes of coal for consumers on 92 goods trains, 42 from Ib Valley mines and 50 from its Talcher mines, it said.

According to the company, a series of new milestones were achieved by various units of the company on the day including highest dispatches of 22 goods trains from Lakhanpur mine area, dispatch of 31,106 tonnes of coal to OPGC from a single platform of lower capacity; record coal dispatch of 1,00,796 tonne by Basundhara mine area and highest ever dispatch of 11 rakes from Hingula mine area.

Mahanadi Coalfields is the only coal producing subsidiary of Coal India which has been able to register growth in sales and production during the current month in comparison to the previous corresponding period. While Coal India’s overall production dipped 5.7%, the subsidiary managed to clock a 7.7% growth in production.

Sales grew 2% during the current month while Coal India’s total sales during the period fell 9.7% in comparison to the previous corresponding period.

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