Coal output from Vedanta Ltd.’s mine located in Chhattisgarh will increase to 1 million metric tons per year (mtpy) as it looks to secure 90% of its requirement from linkage and captive block. Bharat Aluminum, part of Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Ltd., had bagged Chotia block during the first phase of coal mine auctions held in 2015. Vedanta said in an investor presentation that “Captive coal from Chotia block to be ramped up to 1 million mtpy in near term. It said that the output from the captive mine stood at 0.45 million mt in the fourth quarter of last fiscal.”
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