Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) has revised its expansion plan for Dorli OCP-I. SCCL had earlier prepared a proposal for production capacity of 0.70 MTPA which was approved by the coal ministry. SCCL’s revised plan aims for enhancing the production capacity to 1.70 MTPA. The revised mining and mine closure plan entails change in the timelines for coal mining and over-burden removal and reduction in the life of the mine from 26 years to 14 years. SCCL is planning to invest Rs 36.45 crore for the purpose. Of the total estimated Rs. 36.45 crore, Rs. 29.20 crore will be used for topsoil management. Additionally, plantation and rehabilitation of machineries are the other major mine closure activities that will be undertaken.

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