Coal India, which accounts for over 80 percent of the domestic coal production is eyeing an output of one billion tonnes by 2020.
"In a meeting held this month, Coal Ministry asked Coal India to ensure that it meets the output target for the current financial year," an official said.
The meeting was chaired by Coal Secretary Anil Swarup. The official further said the government appreciated the Coal India (CIL) for an output of 373.45 million tonnes (MT) in the April-December period of fiscal 2016, registering an increase of 9 percent over 342.39 MT produced in the same period of the previous fiscal.
Swarup had earlier said the state-run miner is set for a record production of 550 million tonnes this fiscal. "Coal India is likely to hit a record production in the range of 540 MT to 550 MT in the current fiscal," Swarup had said earlier.


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