About the company

Coal India Limited (CIL) the state owned coal mining corporate came into being in November 1975. With a modest production of 79 Million Tonnes (MTs) at the year of its inception CIL today is the single largest coal producer in the world and one of the largest corporate employer with manpower of 272445 (as on 1st April, 2020). CIL functions through its subsidiaries in 84 mining areas spread over eight (8) states of India. Coal India Limited has 352 mines (as on 1st April, 2020) of which 158 are underground, 174 opencast and 20 mixed mines. CIL further operates 12 coal washeries, (10 coking coal and 2 non-coking coal) and also manages other establishments like workshops, hospitals, and so on. CIL has 26 training Institutes and 84 Vocational Training Centres. Indian Institute of Coal Management (IICM) as a state-of-the-art Management Training ‘Centre of Excellence’ – the largest Corporate Training Institute in India - operates under CIL and conducts multi -disciplinary programmes.

CIL is a Maharatna company - a privileged status conferred by Government of India to select state owned enterprises in order to empower them to expand their operations and emerge as global giants. The select club has only ten members out of more than three hundred Central Public Sector Enterprises in the country.

CIL has seven producing subsidiaries namely Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL), Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL)and Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) and One mine planning and consultancy company that is Central Mine Planning & Design Institute(CMPDI). In addition, CIL has a foreign subsidiary in Mozambique namely Coal India Africana Limitada (CIAL). The mines in Assam i.e. North Eastern Coalfields is managed directly by CIL.

  • Mahanadi Coalfields Limited has four (4) subsidiaries which are i) MJSJ Coal Limited ii) MNH Shakti Ltd, iii)Mahanadi Basin Power Ltd iv)Neelanchal Power Transmition Company Private Ltd
  • SECL has two subsidiaries i) M/s Chhattisgarh East Railway Ltd (CERL) ii)M/s Chhattisgarh East- West Railway Ltd (CEWRL)
  • CCL has one subsidiary – Jharkhand Central Railway Ltd

Unmatched Strategic Relevance
Produces around 83% of India’s overall coal production in India where approximately 57% of primary commercial energy is coal dependent, CIL alone meets to the tune of 40% of primary commercial energy requirement. The share of coal is expected to remain high at 48-54% till 2040 and accounts for 76% of total thermal power generating capacity of the Utility sector. Supplies coal at prices discounted to international prices and insulates Indian coal consumers against price volatility. Makes the end user industry globally competitive and plays a key role in “Make in India” and making India incorporate globally competitive.

Production and Growth
During 2019-20, CIL produced 602.138 Million Tonnes (MTs) of coal under challenging and adverse conditions achieving 91% of its target. CIL has breached the 600 Million Tonne (MT) mark in coal production for the second time. On 30 March 2020, CIL set a new record by producing 3.86 Mts, the highest ever production in a day since foundation. Northern Coalfields Limited and Western Coalfields Limited exceeded their respective annual production targets of 2019-20, achieving 102% and 103% of their respective targets. While NCL produced 108.05 MTs for the fiscal, WCL’s was 57.64 Mts. Raw coal off-take for the Financial Year ending 31st March 2020 was 581.411 MT and Over Burden Removal (OBR) was 1154.33 M Cum. Despatch of coal and coal products during 2019-20 was at 582.48 Mts and despatch to power utilities (including special forward e-Auction) was 465.72 MTs. Overall coal stock at power houses was its highest in a decade at 45 .01 Mts (28 days) as on 31.3.2020.

There are 107 ongoing Mining projects having annual capacity of 625.91 MT which have contributed 295.37 MT in the year 2019-20. Other than this, there are 141 completed mining projects having annual capacity of 300.12 MT. Forty-Nine (49) new future projects, with a targeted capacity of 485.84 MTs have been identified in FY 2019-20 to augment coal production of CIL to 1 billion tonnes by FY 2023-24

Clean Coal Technology: In pursuance to initiatives towards development of Clean Coal Technology and alternate use of coal, CIL is exploring the possibilities to venture into the Coal-to-Chemicals sector on stand-alone basis by setting up a Coal-to-Methanol plant at Dankuni Coal Complex (DCC). Coal sourced from Raniganj coalfields shall be gasified to produce syngas which shall be subsequently converted into methanol.

Consumer Satisfaction: Consumer satisfaction is priority area for CIL and for enhanced consumer satisfaction special emphasis has been given to Quality Management of Coal from mine to dispatch point. All consumers of CIL have the option for quality assessment through independent third party sampling agencies. A portal ‘UTTAM’ has been launched by CIL to so that information of coal quality will be accessible to both coal companies and consumers.

Acquisition of Coal Assets abroad CIL is in the process of acquisition, development and operation of coking coal assets in the Far East Region of Russia. A bilateral MOU was executed between Coal India Limited and Far East Investment & Export Agency (FEIEA - a Russian Govt. agency) on 4th September,2019 in the august presence of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and the Hon’ble President of the Russian Federation, at Vladivostok.

Touching Peoples’ lives at grass root level Unlike other parts of the world, coal reserves in India mostly under the forest land or in tribal inhabited areas. Inevitably coal mining displaces people. But, CIL has a well-structured Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy for Project Affected People. The company Pursues ‘Mining with a human face’ through socially sustainable inclusive model of growth by making Project Affected People stakeholders in the decision making process for their livelihood.

Care for Environment/ Environmental Management Coal mining is usually associated with degradation of natural resources and the environmental challenges from coal mining are a known fact. Coal India being a responsible corporate follows a holistic approach to mining and follows sustainable coal mining practices. A conceptual framework is in place to minimize and mitigate the environmental effects. Concerted efforts are constantly made to address the environmental issues.

CIL continuously reiterates its obligation to encourage synchronization with the environment and pursue viable coal mining. Widespread tree plantation programmes are undertaken every year by the Coal India on OB dumps, along haul road, around mines, residential colonies, and other available land. 99.6 million trees covering an area over 39842 hectares have been planted till March’ 2020. During 2019-20, 1.98 million trees have been planted covering an area of 812.98 Ha of land. In FY2020-21, CIL targets to plant more than 1.8 million native/local species in around 740 Ha. CIL has also entered into MoUs’ with prominent Indian Scientific Institutions like ICFRE and NEERI. They are involved in many scientific studies and also assist in development of Eco-restoration site and three-tier plantation with native species

CIL HQ has obtained certification against ISO 9001, 14001 and 50001 (Quality Management, Environment Management and Energy Management System) from Bureau of India Standards (BIS). As on 31st March 2019, four of our Subsidiaries, ECL, CCL, NCL and MCL are certified for Integrated Management System (ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001). CMPDI HQ and its seven RIs are certified for ISO 9001:2015.

Conservation of Energy Conservation of Energy is priority area for CIL and various measures are taken towards reduction in specific energy consumption. High wattage luminaries /conventional light fittings have been replaced with low power consuming LEDs of appropriate wattage in majority of the places for street lighting, office and other work places, townships The energy audit of the CIL office building and adjacent residential complex was done by CMPDI in 2018-19 and in this process, the contract demand of Office Building has been reduced from 1450 KVA to 1200 KVA and for Residential complex it has been reduced from 500 KVA to 250 KVA. These modified contract demands have been implemented in October 2019 and has led to reduction in the electricity bill of office building and residential premises by 11% and 30 % respectively

Various steps have been taken for utilizing solar power as an alternative source of energy such as in kilo-watt scale roof top solar plants are in successful operation. Subsidiary wise total capacity of installed roof top are ECL -197 kWp, BCCL - 6 kWp , CCL - 872.5 kWp , WCL - 1097 kWp , Coal India Office ,Kolkata -160 kWp , CMPDIL HQ and Regional Institutes - 500 kWp . Total units generated from these plants in 2019-20 are 24.469 lakh kWh.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) CIL is on the path of design and implementation of a strong state of the art Enterprise Resource Planning and Hospital Management system in CIL and its subsidiaries. The effort is aimed to assimilate all aspects of business operations into a single easy to use system which shall effectively plan, manage and optimize all the organisational resources through standardization of business processes and best practices. The Phase-I of ‘Project Passion’ is in realization stage and Coal India is endeavouring for early SAP ERP implementation at ECL, BCCL, CCL, CMPDI, NCL and SECL in Phase II.

System Improvement in Project Monitoring CIL had developed WEB Based Online Monitoring System for monitoring implementation of coal projects. As of now, 82 coal mining projects costing Rs. 150 Crores and have been monitored with server based MS Project. CIL is also monitoring its ongoing projects through MDMS Portal.

Safety Policy of CIL Safety is accorded prime importance in the operations of CIL as exemplified in the mission statement of CIL. CIL has a well-defined Safety Policy for ensuring safety in mines

First Mile Connectivity Coal India Limited will switch over to mechanized coal transportation through piped conveyor belts in its large mines by 2023-24 replacing the existing road transport of coal. The company has already started the process for the same. Thirty five (35) coal projects each having production capacity of 4 Million Tonnes per annum and above have been identified for the purpose. This move promotes environment safety and prevents possible coal pilferage. It will also lead to mechanized loading of coal which will have benefits like crushing, sizing of coal, quicker and quality pre weighed coal loading.

Future Outlook CIL is committed to play a major role in achieving the Nation’s energy security. Based on the demand projection in ‘Vision 2024’ for coal sector in the country and subsequent demand projection on CIL, a roadmap has been prepared wherein CIL has envisioned 1 Billion Tonne (Bt) production in the year 2023-24 to meet the coal demand of the country. To achieve this target, CIL has identified major projects and assessed other related issues