Government assures Coal India of ‘full support’, stresses on learning ‘new things’

Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi on Thursday assured Coal India of full government support, even as he said the PSU needs to learn “new things” for improvement in its future prospects. The minister, who was speaking during the launch of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) of Coal India Ltd (CIL), said there will be full support to the company because it is the “backbone of the country”.

“But having said that the improvement is a continuous process, learning is a continuous process….let us learn new things, new ideas, new approach, and new goal. And in this, the image of coal (sector), Coal India needs to be changed. We have to change the image of Coal India,” Joshi stressed.

The ERP of CIL will help improve business performance and growth of the company with enhanced data integrity.

Stating that one and two subsidiaries of CIL were doing very good work, the minister said that other arms of the PSU should also learn from them.

“Implementation of ERP will help CIL in real-time decision making, improving efficiency and reducing costs. It will empower CIL to achieve 1 billion tonne coal production by FY 2023-24 and make it one of the most efficient mining companies in today’s dynamic and ever-changing energy scenario,” Joshi said.

Coal India accounts for over 80 per cent of domestic coal output.

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