Management had lost 2.7 million tonnes of coal production following the general strike demanding Telangana state

The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), which received a jolt with steep decline in coal production during the 35 days general strike demanding the formation of separate Telangana State, is steadily reaching the targeted coal production during this financial year.

The SCCL management had set a target production of 53.4 million tonnes of coal during the year 2011-12 through 36 underground mines and 14 open cast projects spread over four districts of Karimnagar, Adilabad, Warangal and Khammam.

During the year 2010-11, the Singareni Collieries Company Limited set target coal production of 51.3 million tonnes and achieved 51.33 million tonnes.

Incentives

The Singareni management had lost 2.7 million tonnes of coal production following the general strike. In order to achieve the target coal production, the management had announced incentives for increasing the production.

Incidentally, the management had decided to increase the coal production by at least three per cent in a month to achieve the target.

Against the annual target of 53.4 million tonnes, the SCCL achieved 44.44 million tonnes and was short of only 9 million tonnes of coal production. The authorities exuded confidence of achieving the target in the coming 40 days.

Surprisingly, the coal production reached 96 per cent in February 2012 from 85 per cent in October 2011. The officials are confident of reaching 97 per cent coal production by this month end and achieve the target in March 2012. The Singareni achieved 44.44 million tonnes of coal by February 18, 2012 against the target of 46.53 million tonnes with a shortfall of 2.09 million tonnes.

Interestingly, the Singareni Bellampalli division had surpassed its target coal production of 3.32 million tonnes and achieved 4.11 million tonnes till date. The Kothagudem, Manuguru, Illendu and Ramagundam-3 regions have reached 100 per cent coal production till date. However, the Bhupalapalli and Adriyala divisions have performed very poor with 45 per cent coal production. The Ramagndam-1 and 2 regions have achieved 85 per cent coal production and Srirampur division 93 per cent coal.

Officials said that there was slight decline in coal production in the region due to the recent Sammakka-Sarakka Jatara. However, we are confident that our miners would overcome the problems and achieve the targeted coal production before the end of this financial year, they added.


  • Against annual target of 53.4 million tonnes, SCCL achieved 44.44 million tonnes production

  • Singareni authorities exude confidence about achieving the target in the coming 40 days