July 28, 2022

According to National Steel Policy 2017, to achieve steel making capacity of 300 MTPA (including 180 MTPA through Blast Furnace route) by 2030, ~170 MT coking coal will be required by 2030. Government has launched Coking Coal Mission to meet the demand of domestic coking coal as projected by the Ministry of Steel.


  • The Government has taken steps to explore new coking coal blocks, auction of new coking coal mines, enhancing raw coking coal production and enhancing coking coal washing capacity.
  • CIL has also taken the following steps to increase the output/production of domestic raw coking coal:
    • CIL has undertaken constant efforts to enhance coking coal production by capacity addition of existing coking coal producing mines and by opening new coking coal blocks.
    • Mass Production Technology has been introduced in coking coal producing UG mines of CIL to enhance the raw coking coal production.
    • CIL has taken steps regarding offering of coking coal blocks for production to private sector (including some discontinued mines) on revenue sharing basis through MDO route. 
Source : PIB