Vedanta to bring into operation two coal blocks in 2022-23

Vedanta Limited expects to bring into operation two coal blocks in Odisha in this fiscal and is working out a plan to fast-track the operationalisation of another coal mine in the state.

The company intends to operationalise Jamkhani and Radhikapur (West) coal blocks during 2022-23. Notably, the company bagged the Jamkhani coal block in 2019 and the Radhikapur West coal block in 2020 in auctions. The company’s core strategic priorities also include expediting operationalisation of Kuraloi coal block in Odisha and improve linkage coal materialisation. Vedanta is focusing on the long-term security of coal especially when thermal power plants and the non-regulated sector have witnessed supply shortages in the current and the last year.