MCL set to become India’s largest coal producer in FY 2016: CMD

Sambalpur: With a target of 150 million tonne coal production in 2015-16, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) is set to become the largest coal producer in India during the financial year 2015-16 said Chairman-cum-Managing Director AK Jha.

At a ceremonial meeting organized last evening in the honour of his predecessor A.N. Sahay, who relinquished office on October 31, 2015, after attaining his age of superannuation, Jha said, achieving the target of 150 million tonne coal production in 2015-16 will be a fitting tribute to the services rendered by Sahay for the overall growth of MCL.

Asserting that MCL is poised to become the largest coal producer in the company by the end of this financial year, the CMD added that the company is right on its way to achieve the 250 million tonne target set for 2020.

Director (Technical/Ops) A.K. Tiwari, CVO Deepak Srivastava, IFoS, Director (Personnel) P.C. Panigrahi, Director (Finance) K.K. Parida, JCC members of the company Kishore Chandra Patel (OCMS-INTUC), K.C. Patra (OCMLF-HMS), Anik Chakravorty (AITUC), Ranjan Behera (TKKMS), Bijya Kumar Sethi (CMOAI) and S. C. Mallik (CISTEA) were amongst the other senior officers present during the ceremony along with CGMs, GMs of various project area, trade union representatives and employees.

Expressing his gratitude to all for their love and affection, Sahay said MCL is a growing energy giant with a bright future. With several ‘firsts’ to its kitty, MCL has become an icon in the coal industry and I would love to see this great company growing and achieving new milestones, Sahay said.