Western Coalfields Limited to enter into joint venture with Orissa Mineral Development Corporation

Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) will enter into a joint venture with Orissa Mineral Development Corporation (OMDC) for achieving a peak production capacity of 75 mt of coal. …

WCL will enter into the joint venture with OMDC taking up five coal blocks in the Raigad district on the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border. According to WCL, 20 additional mines will be opened by 2023-24, which shall sustain the production level over 75 million tonnes. During past six years WCL opened up 23 mines and acquired 9,522 hectares of land. During 2019-20, WCL achieved a coal production of 57.64 million tonnes.

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