750 million tonnes of coal production next financial year: Pralhad Joshi
Union minister for Mines and Coal Pralhad Joshi has said that state-owned Coal India will produce 750 million tonnes of coal in the next financial year and will offer around 10,000 new jobs to boost employment. Mr Joshi also directed Coal India to take necessary steps to achieve this goal in light of growing energy requirements of the nation. The minister announced this target during his address at the 45th foundation day of Coal India Limited in Kolkata on Friday.
The PSU is currently given the target of producing 660 million tonnes of coal amounting to 82 per cent of the country’s coal output. The minister also urged Coal India to get associated with Jal Shakti Abhiyan to conserve water and provide treated mine water to the populace living in and around coal mining areas.