Coal India-led subsidiary, Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) has dispatched the highest ever coal in a single day last week on 27 August, 2021. NCL’s offtake grew to a whopping 3.87 lakh tonnes.
As per the Coal Ministry data, NCL has also sent the highest ever, 38 Coal Rakes of Indian Railway to upcountry coal consumers of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Delhi, and other states fulfilling the energy requirements of the country in this pandemic time.
Further, NCL dispatches its majority of coal through eco-friendly modes like Indian Railway Rakes, Merry-Go-Round (MGR), and Belt Pipe Conveyor. In FY 20-21 NCL dispatched over 87% of its coal through these modes of transportation. In a pro-environmental step, a 24% reduction in coal transportation from the road was seen in the last fiscal.
Keeping up the pace with the growing demand for energy, NCL has dispatched 46.19 million tonnes of coal to date with y-o-y growth of 17 per cent in FY 21-22. The company has been entrusted with 119 million tonnes of coal production and 126.5 million tonnes of coal dispatch in this fiscal. NCL is Singrauli based Miniratna company of the Government of India. It operates with 10 highly mechanized opencast coal mines and accounts for 15 per cent of national coal production. The company had produced over 115 million tonnes of coal in the last fiscal.