Coal India Limited: Key facts on the world's single largest producer of coal

Last Modified: Sun Aug 06 2017 21:14:15 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • Nov 1975
    Coal India Limited (CIL) came into being with the decision of the Government of India to take over private coal mines. It is the single largest coal producer in the world.
  • 9
    Number of entities that are form the structure of Coal India Limited (CIL). 7 wholly owned subsidiaries, 1 mine planning & consultancy company and 1 mining company in Mozambique.
  • 413
    Total number of mines operated in 82 mining areas across India.
  • 84%
    Percentage of India's coal that is produced by CIL.
  • 76%
    Percentage of India's thermal power generating capacity that is dependent on coal supplied by CIL.
  • 98
    out of a total 101 thermal power plants in India that CIL supplies coal to.
  • 600 million tonnes
    Production target for fiscal 18 (Apr 2017 - Mar 2018). CIL's annual production in fiscal 17 was 544 million tonnes (MT).
  • 350,000
    Estimated number of employees as of Dec 2016.