Coal India Limited
Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Chairman: Anil Kumar Jha

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  1. Coal India Limited (CIL) is an Indian state-controlled coal mining company headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, India  and the largest coal-producing company in the world and a maharatna company.

CIL started functioning in 1975 with 5 subsidiary companies under it. These were Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL), Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), and Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited (CMPDIL). In due course of time, 3 more companies were formed under CIL by carving out certain areas of CCL and WCL. These were Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL), South-eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), and Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL).

The company contributes to around 82%  of the coal production in India. It produced 554.14 million tonnes of raw coal in 2016-17, an increase from its earlier production of 494.24 million tonnes of coal during FY2014–15 and earned a revenue of ₹95,435 crore (US$13 billion) from sale of coal in the same financial year. As on 14 October 2015,Union Government of India owns CIL and controls the operations of CIL through Ministry of Coal. In April 2011, CIL was conferred the Maharatna status by the Union Government of India, making it one of the seven maharatnas. As on 14 October 2015, its market capitalisation was ₹2.11 lakh crore (US$29 billion) making it India's 8th most valuable company by market value.

  • Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Year Founded
  • 1975
Company Size
  • Above 1000
  • 1. Coal India Limited (CIL) was conferred with two Corporate Social Responsibility Awards on 18 February 2013: 'Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Award' for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices and 'Blue Dart Most Caring Companies of India Award'. 2. In 2012, CIL earned a ranking of 48 on overall global performance in the 'Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings'. 3. CIL features on the Forbes Global 2000 rankings for 2012 at position 377. Coal India on the Forbes Global 2000 List Forbes 31 May 2013 19 October 2013 4. In December 2012, it was ranked as the 9th on the Fortune India 500 list. IOC retains top slot in Fortune 500 India list as of in The Hindu 15 December 2012 19 October 2013 5. CIL was conferred with "Company of the Year Award" in a function organized by Indian Chamber of Commerce and Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) in September 2011 at 2nd Summit on 'India Public Sector Agenda @2020' at New Delhi.
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