Coal Production


Mission of Coal India Limited is to produce planned quantity of coal efficiently and economically in an eco-friendly manner with due regard to Safety, Conservation and Quality. NCL is committed to provide energy security to the country by attaining environmentally & socially sustainable growth through best practices from mine to market.

Systematic coal mining in Singrauli Coalfield started in 1964 by erstwhile NCDC. Jhingurdah OCP was the first mine which started producing coal from 1966-67. Singrauli coalfield was under command area of NCDC during 1962-73, thereafter under CMAL up to 1975 and then under CCL from 1975 to 1985. With the formation of NCL in 1985, Singrauli Coalfield came under command of NCL with its Headquarter at Singrauli.

The coalfield has been geologically divided into two parts namely (i) Main Basin with an area of 1890 sq. km. and (ii) Moher Sub-basin with an area of 312 sq. km. Except for Moher & Moher-Amlohri Extension Coal Blocks allocated to Sasan Power Ltd, all the coal blocks in Moher Sub-basin and 11 number coal blocks in Main Basin are retained with NCL as CIL Blocks. All the Coal Mining operations of NCL are at present concentrated in Moher Sub-basin through 10 number opencast mines:

Project Sanctioned Capacity(Mty) Date of Completion Environmental Clearance (Mty) Coal Production (Mill. Tes.)
2019-20 (Actual) 2020-21 (MoU Target)
Existing Projects
Jhingurdah 3.00 31.03.1987 5.00 2.63 2.68
Completed Projects
Amlohri Expansion OCP 10.00 01.03.2016 14.00 13.47 14.00
Bina Extension OCP 6.00 31.12.2013 7.50 7.50 9.00
Kakri OCP 3.00 31.03.1993 4.00 2.00 2.10
Khadia Expansion OCP 10.00 31.03.2019 14.00 13.18 14.00
Krishnashila OCP 4.00 31.03.2016 7.00 7.00 7.00
Nigahi Expansion OCP 15.00 31.03.2018 21.00 19.59 20.00
Ongoing Projects
Jayant Expansion OCP 20.00 25.00 19.53 20.00
Dudhichua Expansion OCP 20.00 25.00 17.68 19.00
Block-B Expansion OCP 8.00 5.47 5.47 5.47
Bina Kakri Amalgamation OCP 14.00 -- -- --
Semaria OCP 2.00 -- -- --
Future Projects
Nigahi Expansion OCP 25.00 -- -- --
Total 115.00 127.97 108.05 113.25