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|