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  • Largest coal mining company in India
  • Contributes around 81 per cent of total coal production in India
  • CIL supplied 465.2 MT of coal during FY 13
  • CIL fixed coal production target at 482 MT and off-take target at 492 MT during FY 14
  • Revenues stood at US$ 12.7 billion during FY 13

Coal India Ltd (CIL) as an organised state-owned coal mining corporate came into being in November 1975 with the government taking over private coal mines. It had a modest production of 79 million tonnes (MT) at the year of its inception; today, CIL is the single largest coal producer in the world. Operating through 81 mining areas, CIL is an apex body with seven wholly-owned coal producing subsidiaries and one mine planning and consultancy company spread over eight provincial states of India. CIL also fully owns a mining company in Mozambique known as 'Coal India Africana Limitada'. CIL also manages 200 other establishments such as workshops, hospitals etc. Further, it also owns 26 technical and management training institutes and 102 vocational training institutes.

CIL was granted the Maharatna recognition in April 2011. It is a privileged status conferred by the Government of India to select state-owned enterprises in order to empower them to expand their operations and emerge as global giants. So far, the select club has only five members out of 217 Central Public Sector Enterprises in the country.


CIL: Leader in mining industry in India

2013 Wins 1st prize in the field of official language implementation policy
2012 CIL is named to 'Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings' for 2012
2011 Receives MoU Excellence Award for outstanding rating for the year 2009–10
2010 CIL wins five medals at the Shenhua Cup, an international mining skill competition held in China
2009 Ranks among the top five finalists in the 11th Anniversary of Platts Global Energy Awards 2009, in the 'Energy Producer of the Year' category
India's current steel producing capacity of is ~140 mtpa and the figure is anticipated to rise to 300 mtpa by 2030-31.