Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL), the city-headquartered subsdiary of PSU Coal India Limted (CIL), has surpassed its production target for the year 2019-20, by more than 1 million tonnes (MT). As against the target of 56 MT for the financial year, the company has extracted 57.4 MT of coal. This is a growth of 8.4 per cent which is the highest rate among all CIL subsidiaries, said a press release issued by the company.
WCL has been given a target of 62 MT for 2020-21 and take it to 75 MT by 2023-24.
With this, WCL has been able to supply higher quantity of coal to its consumers in central, western and southern states. Apart from Mahagenco, the state government owned power generation company in Maharashtra, WCL also caters to state power utilities in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka apart from the Central PSU National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), the press release said.