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India to mine 1 billion t of coal by 2019

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World Coal,

Coal India (CIL) could mine 1 billion t of coal by 2019, according to the country’s coal secretary, Anil Swarup, doubling its present output.

According to The Economic Times, Swarup told media that CIL has set a target to explore the possibility of pushing production to 1 billion t from its coal mines.

Swarup was meeting with officials of the Odisha state government to review its plans to boost state coal production from 110 million t to 200 million t.

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