Approximately 5 million mt of production was lost to Cyclone Phailin, another 6 million mt were lost to law and order problems or sudden bandhs called by Maoists in Jharkhand (where Central Coalfields) is headquartered, and Odisha (where Mahanadi Coalfields) is based.

CIL’s Eastern Coalfields closed the year with a growth rate of 6.3%, exceeding its targeted production and BCCL clocked a 4.5% growth rate hitting its target on the dot. Together, these two companies accounted for 30% of the 10.5 million mt increase in production by CIL. Accordingly, the memorandum of understanding that CIL signed with the Coal Ministry was for producing 507 million mt which is lower than the target envisaged originally.