Mining history in this region is very old. The first systematic mining, however, was started by NCDC in Jhingurda during early sixties. The master plan of the coalfield (Moher Basin) was prepared by P&D Division of NCDC in consultation with Soviet Experts. This envisaged construction of large mechanised opencast mines. The mining activities are going on as per the master plan provisions.
During 2015-16, Coal Production of NCL was 80.224 Mill Tes. In 2016-17, the MOU target for coal production is fixed at 83 Mill. Tes. NCL has achieved Capacity utilization of 72.21% in 2015-16. The productivity in terms of OEM (Output per manshift) of NCL during 2015-16 was 21.24. It is planned to remove 336 Mill Cum of overburden during 2016-17, out of which 85 Mill Cum will be removed departmentally and rest 251 Mill Cum will be removed by Hiring of Equipments (HoE) agencies.
The coalfield was under command area of NCDC during 1962-73, thereafter under CMAL upto 1975 and then under Central Coalfield Limited (CCL) from 1975 to 1986. With the formation of Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) in 1986, Singrauli coalfield came under jurisdiction of NCL with its Headquarter at Singrauli.
Singrauli coalfield is a composite basin comprising of ‘Moher Sub-basin’ in the east and Main Basin on the west separated by a concealed Basement High. There are 10 opencast mines of NCL in Moher Sub-basin having a total approved capacity of 74.50 Mtpa.
|PROJECT||SANCTIONED||BALANCE RESERVES (MT) AS ON 01/04/2015||PRODUCTION (Mill. Tes.)|
|CAPACITY (Mtpa)||CAPITAL (Rs.Crs.)||2014-15
|2015-16 (Actual)||2016-17 (MoU Target)|
The coal dispatch system of NCL to its linked pit head power plants is unique on account of rapid loading system and merry-go-round railway network to power plants. The merry go-round railway system has been provided by the consumers.