Outsourcing of Coal Mining Operations

Coal India Limited (CIL), besides taking up coal production through its own resources, has also outsourced some of its operations to increase total coal production to meet the present demand.

Under such situation, responsibility of coal production in a few mines of CIL, have been given to few agencies under long term contract through open tender like Bhubaneswari Open-cast project (OCP) of Mahanadi Coalfields limited ( MCL) and Rajmahal OCP of Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL).

Further CIL is in the process of finalizing document for development of 27 identified projects through outsourcing to enhance coal production capacities during the XII five year plan.

Altogether, 27 Mines/Blocks so identified have a total capacity of 136.48 million tonnes per year (MTY). Out of these 27 Mines/Blocks, 12 are Underground mines having 14.42 MTY Capacity and 15 are Open-cast mines having capacity of 122.06 MTY.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal, Shri Pratik Prakashbapu Patil in a written reply in Rajya sabha today.