The Central Government has been monitoring major Coal/Lignite projects of Coal India Limited (CIL), Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) and Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC) regularly. CIL, SCCL and NLC have 16, 4 and 6 projects which were approved by CCEA/CCI during Xth and XIth Plan period. A brief detail of these projects is under :-
Out of 16 projects under implementation in CIL, one project namely Basundhra (West) of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has been completed. 11 projects are on schedule and 4 projects namely, Jhanjra PSLW underground (UG) of Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL), Ashok Expn. opencast (OC) and Magadh OC of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) and Nigahi Expn. OC project of Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) have got delayed due to delay in finalizing the contracts, delay in forestry clearance for railway siding, physical possession of land and delay in finalization of tenders for construction of CHP respectively. While the Nigahi Project was completed as per schedule and rated coal production capacity was achieved as per schedule, however, the project got delayed due to delay in construction of CHP.