Who: Dinesh, Yekona open cast mine projects
Where: Umred, Nagpur
When: 26 October 2015
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New Renewable Piyush Goyal on 26 October 2015 inaugurated Dinesh and Yekona open cast mine projects.
They are run by the Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) and located in Umred area of Nagpur district in Maharashtra.
The two projects have the combined production capacity of 6.75 million tonnes that will be utilized to generate 1400 MW of power by MAHAGENCO and others.
These projects would also provide job opportunities for the 1773 land oustees and indirect employment opportunities for hundreds of more from the local populace.
Western Coalfields Limited is a one of the eight subsidiaries of Coal India Limited (CIL) which is under administrative control of Ministry of Coal. The Company has contributed about 8.6 percent of the national coal production during 2009-10 and conferred Miniratna status on 15th March 2007.