Coal India Limited (CIL), besides taking
up coal production through its own resources, has also outsourced some
of its operations to increase total coal production to meet the present
Under such situation, responsibility of coal production in a few mines
of CIL, have been given to few agencies under long term contract through
open tender like Bhubaneswari Open-cast project (OCP) of Mahanadi
Coalfields limited ( MCL) and Rajmahal OCP of Eastern Coalfields Limited
Further CIL is in the process of finalizing document for development of
27 identified projects through outsourcing to enhance coal production
capacities during the XII five year plan.
Altogether, 27 Mines/Blocks so identified have a total capacity of
136.48 million tonnes per year (MTY). Out of these 27 Mines/Blocks, 12
are Underground mines having 14.42 MTY Capacity and 15 are Open-cast
mines having capacity of 122.06 MTY.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of
Coal, Shri Pratik Prakashbapu Patil in a written reply in Rajya sabha